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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

The Ladysmith

The Ladysmith public house stands on the corner of Wellington Road and Harley Street. The pub opened in 1860 as a beerhouse (licensed to sell beer but not wines and spirits) with the name The Railway Tavern, being only a short distance from Charlestown Station. Five years later it became fully licensed and changed its name to The Railway Hotel. It kept that name until 1983, when it was re-named The Ladysmith, after the former Ladysmith Barracks in Ashton.

1 comment:

  1. How soon we forget.
    I wonder how many of us know why barracks were erected in most northern towns.

    Yet now, we going around naming everything with the name of a symbol of oppression. Remember Peterloo?


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