There are pubs to be found all over Tameside and Stockport, as there are in other towns and villages in England. They used to be a focal point for local people and are as much a part of the history of the industrial revolution as the mills and factories.
As the industrial towns grew in the 19th century, so did the number of pubs and with little else by way of entertainment, the workers found that cheap ale was one of the few pleasures they could afford. Lax licensing laws meant that landlords opened pretty much when they wanted which offended the church and the middle classes. Read more ›››