Saturday, 21 July 2018

Lost and forgotten streets of Salford ... nu 47 less a street and more a pub

Now on the surface who could lose the junction of Chapel Street and New Bailey Street?

On Chapel Street in 2016
I bet it will have been just as busy back when the New Bailey Prison stood dark and foreboding and the Joule family were brewing beer from their New Bailey Bridge Brewery.

So if the street is still there what about the buildings?

For those with  rusty memories you can compare my picture taken this week with that taken in 1980.

Of course the space on the left occupied by the hoarding was back then still filled with a big building and the sky line beyond the railway bridge has undergone a transformation.

On Chapel Street in 1980
And so of course has the building to our right which many will remember as the Brown Bull.

In the last decade it has gone through a series of changes from Copperheads in 2008, to the Moti Mahal Tandoori in 2012, Jae’s two years later and most recently as an Italian restaurant.

And things may be about to go through another change because when I passed a few days ago there was a big to let sign above the door.

Location; Salford

Pictures; Chapel Street and New Bailey Street, 2016 from the collection of Andrew Simpson and in 1980, m66741, courtesy of Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council,


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  2. Just after the bridge on the left hand side was the Wellington pub, which later became the Pen and Wig.