Shared Photo: does anyone recognise the people? The Wellington Inn

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I wanted to share this family photo of Frank Lester with the community. Location: 15 Barlow St. Chorlton upon Medlock. Date: unknown.
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I don't, but that is an amazing picture!!!!!  That building is so interesting!
by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (86.2k points)
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It looks like an earlier photo than the one shown here which quotes

*I've received one or two enquiries from people wanting to know who Samuel Kenyon was. The 1881 census shows him living at "Wellington Inn", Old Shambles Manchester, Lancashire (RG11/3992 f.17 p.28). He was born in Crumpsall in 1849. His wife Elizabeth (nee Ridyard) was born in Manchester in 1848 and the couple were married in 1871. They had several children - 4 listed in 1881 - and they employed servants to work in the inn and a nurse to help with the children.

http://www.andrewsgen.com/photo/lan_manc_shambles.htm

by Tess Cameron G2G6 Mach 4 (48.4k points)
Thank you for that link,  As you would know, every time you get even a little bit of info it's quite a thrill.  After reading that page that's exactly what I got. They mentioned a butcher shop there, my GrGrGrandfather John Lester had left home which was quite a big farm in Ashbourne Derbyshire, 1881 census has him living with a butcher's family in Chorlton and he is an apprentice. In 1886 on Franks baptism it gives the pub as his address. it makes sense now, He could now have his own butcher shop.   Thanks again very much appreciated,
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Interesting photo. Thanks for sharing.
by John Noel G2G6 Pilot (712k points)

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