Help from CAMRA

Hi all,
John Clarke, the chairman of the  Stockport and South Manchester branch  of the Campaign for Real Ale has generously been doing some research for us. He reports that:


“While the Railway ended its days as a Wilson’s pub, they only acquired it in 1949 when they took over the Salford brewery Walker & Homfray. However Walker & Homfray acquired it from Daniel Clifton & Co in 1923. Clifton’s were a Stockport firm who brewed at the Royal Oak Brewery at the top of Hillgate. This still exists and is currently being converted into flats – there was an article about this in last week’s Stockport Express.”

This is really helpful information, John. Thank you!

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