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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Travellers Call, Ashton Old Road

Travellers Call, Ashton Old Road, Beswick. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

The Travellers Call was a small, terraced Wilsons boozer with its vault opening out onto Ashton Old Road in Beswick.  The Travellers Call will have started out as a Wilsons beerhouse, as it isn't shown on the 1891 Town Plans (1:500), whereas the fully-licensed public house, the Grey Mare, next pub on the north side of the old road on the way out of town, is.

Former location of Travellers Call, Ashton Old Road. (c) Old Maps [2].

The Travellers Call is seen in this 1960s archive photo with the cafe next door still standing, suggesting that it may have been in front of where the army barracks are shown on the 1891 map.  This stretch of Ashton Old Road, where Alan Turing Way now bisects it it has been cleared of all the terraces.  These days the Cornerstone Centre doctor's surgery sits on the site of the old pub.

Former location of Travellers Call, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

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