Archaelogists have discovered a 200-year-old underground pub
Excavators discovered untouched bottles full of of brandy and crockery branded with the 18th-century landlord of the Astley Arms.
Archaelogists were brought to the site of a future 13-storey skyscraper as part the planning process and found the remains of houses as well as the pub.
Some of the recovered pottery items were inscribed with the name of Thomas Evans, the pub’s landlord in 1821.
Some of the finds on the building site: From left, a stoneware bottle from J Moorhouse & Co, Hulme; a crockery set bearing the name of the Astley Arms and its first landlord, Thomas Evans; a glass bottle with the logo of a workman’s arm.
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