Vulcan, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
The Vulcan was an old Chesters then Whitbread house on the corner of Elysian Street and Ashton Old Road in Openshaw. Elysian Street still runs down the east side of Openshaw Park just north of here but today doesn't run all the way down to the old road. These days, the line of the old street is taken up by a Domino's and Subway. The Vulcan was one of maybe 50 pubs that Ashton Old Road used to boast back in the 1960s. Already covered are the Clock Face, General Birch, George, Old House at Home, Openshaw Inn, Pack Horse, Seven Stars, Shakespeare, Smithfield and Wrexham Inn. We'll cover them all, eventually.
Former location of the Vulcan, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.