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Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Bee Hive, Worsley Fold

Bee Hive, Worsley Fold, Pendlebury, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson & Roger Hall [1].

The original Bee Hive Inn was on Worsley Fold, one of seven cottages, and opened in 1868 as a purpose-built beerhouse.  It was nicknamed "Tunches", after a landlord who was nicknamed Tunch.  The first landlord was Thomas Rothwell who later moved to the Worsley Brewery who took over the beerhouse.  The exciting-sounding Dahlia Club and Clifton Gooseberry Society - "the rooms were tastefully decorated with flowers, cut blooms, plants and vegetables" - used to meet at the Bee Hive but its quiet existence was ended when Walkers of Warrington took over the Worsley Brewery.  They decided to build a new Beehive, probably in the 1920s, a little distance away on Rake Lane to address the new housing that had been built in the area [1].

1. The Pubs of Swinton & Pendlebury (including Clifton and Newton), Neil Richardson & Roger Hall (1980).

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