Iv’e blogged before about Lydiate’s lost alehouse – The Anchor – which was located on the Leeds Liverpool canalbank between Lydiate Hill/Billy’s Bridge and Jacksons Bridge. The property, whilst still standing, is private housing now.
Here’s a link to my previous posting:-
The reason for returning to this subject again is because removal of the rendering on part of the building has revealed what the pub used to look like. In the words of the chairman of Lydiate Parish Council:-
‘The brickwork was decorative with red whole bricks alternating with darker half bricks. There is also a band of yellow bricks running across the building and around the windows. It must have been an impressive sight when built c1868.’
Here are some photographs of the building after removal of the rendering but before it is recovered:-
My thanks to Cllr. John Bailey for the lead to this posting
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