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 .
Black Boy, Liverpool Road, 1976. (c) Tony Flynn .
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 .
Black Boy, Liverpool Road. (c) Salford Online.
The Black Boy at No.213 Liverpool Road closed as a Marstons house in about 2011.
1. A History of the Pubs of Eccles, Tony Flynn (1980).