James Eatwell, History Society President, introduces this year’s Society.
With Lonely Planet naming the half-timbered pub ‘a Manchester institution’, the Old Wellington Inn, as Manchester’s oldest holding, represents the heart of the city. The building plays a significant role in the development of Manchester as its past inhabitants have been known to have founded its first bank, developed its cotton industry and built its Continue Reading
Walking into this place really is (excuse the cliché) like stepping back in time – providing you can ignore the chrome coffee machine and smoke-less air of course. Housed in a former Georgian House on Cross Street, this Manchester institution first opened as a pub and restaurant by Thomas Studd in 1870. Before 1901, hard Continue Reading