Vulcan, Oldham Road, Miles Platting. (c) Adshead at Digital Archives .
The Vulcan Tavern, later the Vulcan Hotel, stood on the corner of Reather Street and Oldham Road in Miles Platting. It was a Threlfalls house and in this 1961 photo, there is a rare display of what looks like bottled beers in the window. The church in the background and on the 1851 map was what became St Casimir's, firstly a Methodist Free Chapel then a Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian church, and finally a garment factory . Reather Street used to run all the way from Oldham Road to Rochdale Road but all that is left of it today after regeneration is the short Reather Walk off New Allen Street.
Vulcan, Oldham Road. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
1. Adshead's Twenty Four Illustrated Maps of the Township of Manchester divided into Municipal Wards, 1851 at Digital Archives.