Packet Inn, Chapel Road, Sale. (c) Trafford Council. Click here to view full image .
The Packet Inn used to back onto the Bridgewater Canel on Chapel Street in Sale, opposite the surviving Robinson's house, the Railway. It was described as a popular pub with drinkers and families alike , although it didn't appear to have a canal-side drinking area that you might expect of such a pub - like the new-build pub, the Kings Ransom, across the canal. Pictured above in 1975 after closure, this one from the same year shows how the Packet Inn was part of a row of cottages. These were knocked down, presumably in the late '70s, and have been replaced by a nondescript and windowless building with offices further back.
Former location of Packet Inn, Chapel Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.