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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Black Boy, Liverpool Road

Black Boy, Liverpool Road, Eccles. (c) Pugh Auctions.

The Black Boy on the corner of Renshaw Street and Liverpool Road was once the smallest pub in Eccles, just a small lounge and vault.  It was first licensed in about 1856, and was a Walker & Homfrays house until 1949 when it passed to Wilsons of Newton Heath who'd merged with the Salford Brewery [1]. 

Black Boy, Liverpool Road, 1976. (c) Tony Flynn [1].

The rather politically-incorrect name, Black Boy, comes from the nickname of Charles I, who had links with the local De Trafford family before his beheading in 1649 in the Civil War [1].

Black Boy, Liverpool Road. (c) Salford Online.

The Black Boy at No.213 Liverpool Road closed as a Marstons house in about 2011.

Black Boy, Liverpool Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

1. A History of the Pubs of Eccles, Tony Flynn (1980).

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