Old Shambles, Wellington Inn (public house) c. 1870s
Dates back to 1552 when Edward VI was on the throne. At that time it was situated in the Market Place and Shambles. It is now the oldest building in Manchester. It’s been picked up & moved twice & it’s still standing!
When the area around them was redeveloped in the 1970s, the Old Wellington Inn and Sinclairs Oyster Bar were jacked up and secured on a steel and concrete foundation. They became part of a square behind the old Marks and Spencer store.