After my post on the Heginbotham’s Brewery, Stalybridge I thought it appropriate to post a picture of one of their pubs – The Albion which was 47-49 Market Street, Stalybridge.
For those into History…
According to Stalybridge Pubs 1750-1990 by Rob Magee…
The pub was first mentioned in 1832 when Ralph Woolley was the licensee. Mr Woolley was a wine, spirit and porter merchant. The address was the Rassbottom Street and changed to Market Street with the completion of the Market at the base of the Town Hall.
Around 1890 John Heginbotham, brewer and wine and spirit merchant, bought the pub.
Rob Magee’s book has a full list of licensees and a few stories about the pub from newspapers of the 1800’s.
After closing as a pub the building housed Richard Boyes & Co Printers. The building was demolished and rebuilt with flats to the upper stories in the 1990s (?).
The ground floor is now half pharmacy and half Tame Computers.
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