Sunday, 19 January 2014

Mine's a pint and a wife

Sadly now closed up and in disrepair, this handsome Grade II listed building was built in 1904. The site has been the home of an inn for centuries, as the White Lion was on Stockport’s main coaching route. The pub also provided the location for a wife sale, Mayor of Casterbridge style, in 1831. It’s a shame that a site with so much history is now so unloved. I’m sorry to see the hostelry tradition disappear, but, frankly, the habit of wife sales can go unmourned. 

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