Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Poet's Corner, Manchester

Poet's Corner, Long Millgate, Manchester.
In the nineteenth century, the Sun Inn became the meeting place for a group of poets who came to be known as "The Sun Inn Group". They went on to launch the Lancashire Author's Association and published an anthology "The Festive Wreath" in 1842 which included contributions from more than a dozen writers. Licensee at that time was William Earnshaw, a well educated gentleman who encouraged his literary patrons. The Sun was opposite what is now the main entrance to Chethams. Just a little further along on the left stood The Old Swan.
The photograph has been digitally coloured from a black and white image.

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