Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Druids Home, Silk Street

Druids Home, Silk Street, Salford. (c) Neil Richardson [1]

The Druids Home was on the corner of Ford Lane and Silk Street, opening in 1833.  Wilsons Brewery bought it in 1890 and within a decade rebuilt the beerhouse as the substantial building pictured above in 1965.  In the 1962 compulsory purchase scheme, it was decided that the Druids Home would not be demolished, but oddly the brewery decided to pull it anyway and built a new Druids Home estate pub in 1968 [1], probably to match the ugly new flats built around it.

Former location of original Druids Home, Silk Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. Salford Pubs Part One: The Old Town, including Chapel Street, Greengate and the Adelphi, Neil Richardson (2003).

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