The Old Wellington Inn, The Shambles, Market Street, Manchester. Fifteen Century. Photograph by George P. Landow 1968. According to the website of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, which contains Victorian drawings of this building and the neighboring Sinclair's Oyster Bar, these "rare survivors of pre-industrial Manchester" were orioginally located within the group of "shambles" or market stalls. When I took this photograph in the late '60s while doing research at the library for my book on Holman Hunt and edition of the Hunt-Ruskin correspondence, the signs only said "The Shambles."

Photograph and text by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.

Last modified 13 January 2006