Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 5 December 2013

Forresters Arms, Booth Street

Forresters Arms, Booth Street, Hanky Park, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

In what used to be a row of houses known as Richmond Place, on the corner of Richmond Street and Booth Street, the Forresters Arms opened in the 1860s.  Boddingtons Brewery had the Forresters by the start of the twentieth century and among the landlords over the years were William Connell, John Bond and Hilda Salt.  The latter was still pulling pints in here when it was forced to close on the afternoon of Black Sunday, 28th April 1963, for redevelopment of Hanky Park [1].  The above-mentioned Richmond Street later became Peel Street, so the site of the former Forresters is roughly where Spurce Court tower block stands on Broadwalk.

Former location of Forresters Arms, Spruce Court, Broadwalk. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. Salford Pubs Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

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