Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 2 January 2015

Etwall House, Ellor Street

Etwall House, Ellor Street, Hanky Park, Salford. (c) Paul Wilson with posthumous permission [1].

The Etwall House opened on the corner of Ellor Street and Grafton Street in the 1860s, halfway along Ellor Street.  Wilsons Brewery took over at the start of the twentieth century but its days were numbered when the Ellor Street No.4 clearance area included it in 1960.  As such, the Etwall House closed in April 1963 on Black Sunday, and by this time all the houses surrounding the pub had been demolished - pubs were islands in a sea of rubble.  The landlady, Mrs Amorel Greatorex, told a Manchester Guardian (the forerunner to today's Guardian) reporter that the last winter in the pub was the worst, with "the cold coming in at every wall."  A few days before Black Sunday (the day Hanky Park's pubs finally closed), the reporter wrote that 10 pubs remained standing in the 86 acres of Ellor Street and Hankinson Street [1] (the street which gave the district its name).

1. Salford Pubs Part Three: Including Cross Lane, Broad Street, Hanky Park, the Height, Brindleheath, Charlestown and Weaste, Neil Richardson (2003).

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