Fountain, Ashton Old Road, Openshaw. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
On the corner of Ashton Old Road and Turton Street in Openshaw, the Fountain was a Tetley's house. It was a plain-looking corner pub with whitewashed front, as seen in the 1970s. Note the unusual hours of the next door shop, and the milk bottles on the front step; almost remnants of a bygone era. Turton Street still runs north off Ashton Old Road today, and while nothing stands on the corner where the Fountain stood, the road is notable for the new Lime Square retail development.
Former location of Fountain, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.