Sunday, 9 October 2016

Salford Pubs ....... the Bulls Head

Now I am always prepared to revisit an old pub even one that I was with yesterday.

And in this case its the Bulls Head which I wrote about recently.

Nor am I alone in rehashing pictures of old pubs because the picture postcard companies were doing it all the time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Often it just extended to reprinting, but sometime they colourised the old image and always one for an opportunity would on occasion over print the card with the message "Merry Christmas".

All of which was fine but in the case of the festive message this sometimes was superimposed on what was clearly a picture taken in high summer.

No matter as my friend Rodney would say if it sells that's the business.

And from Alan Jennings a poscript, " pub with a fascinating history, the cruck end of the pub dates from the 14th century andthe main front of it dates from between 1590 and 1630. the Bulls Head closed in 1930 and the Brewers Groves & Whitnall suggested that the building would make an interesting folk museum, 

They offered it to the Corporation and said it would not cost much to run and some old pensioner could be found to look after it, the Corporation declined saying the initial repair bill of £1,500 pounds and estimated running cost of £300 per annum could not be justified, in 1937 there was a fire and in 1938 the Bulls Head was demolished."

Location; Salford

Additional research Alan Jennings

Picture; the Bulls Hrad, Greengate, date unknown, from the collection of Mrs Bishop

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