Saturday, 14 November 2015

A century and a bit of offerring bread and cakes at 127 Oswald Road ..... from James Lawton to the Phoenix Deli

Now I am back on Oswald Road thinking of the house Mr and Mrs Lawton occupied in the January of 1911.

127 Oswald Road, 2012
It was a story I featured a few days ago and had begun with Peter’s painting of the Phoenix Deli.

And as you do I went looking for the history of the site.

I am now pretty sure that Mr and Mrs Lawton were the first residents of 127 Oswald Road and by one of those nice twists they were in the business of baking bread and cakes not so far away from what the Phoenix now does just a century and a bit later.

127 Oswald Road, 2015
In between there were of course a succession of different shops but as Andy’s photograph shows by 2012 Craft Delicious were making cakes and other fancy things to eat.

So what goes round comes round.

Pictures; 127 Oswald Road in December 2012 from the collection of Andy Robertson

The Phoenix Deli, 127 Oswald Road, Manchester M21 9GE, 0161 22 4990


Opening times Monday-Friday 7.30 - 3 pm Saturday 8.30 - 2.30 pm

Painting; The Phoenix Deli © 2015 Peter Topping


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