Monday, 21 December 2015

Outside the Royal Oak earlier today ........... remembering Renshaw's Buildings and that other pub

Now I just couldn’t resist running Andy Robertson’s picture of the Royal Oak taken today in the December sunshine.

The pub has a long history dating back to the 1830s when it was a modest establishment which was the first pub the Sunday trade out from Manchester would happen on.*

Back then it was situated a little further along the road.

The present pub was built in the 1920s and stands on a block of cottages called Renshaw’s Buildings which date from before 1832.**

And as I have written about both the old Royal Oak and Renshaw’s Buildings I shall leave it at that.

So I shall just point to the old brewery sign picked out in the sun.

Picture; The Royal Oak, December, 2015, from the collection of Andrew Simpson

*The Royal Oak, 

** Renshaw's Buildings in Martledge,

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