Blue Bell, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
The Blue Bell was a Hydes public house on the corner of Ettrick Street and Ashton Old Road in Openshaw. As seen in the photo from the 1970s, the still-brewing Hydes brewery (now in Ordsall rather than Greenheys) was formerly known as Hydes Anvil and the Blue Bell sold its ales and stout. Ettrick Street has been lost but Ettrick Close starts just behind the council houses set back from this bus stop on the main road.