Former "Malt Shovel", Rickergate, Carlisle - June 2017

  • Description

    "The original "Malt Shovel" was at least 18th Century and famous for Robert Burns staying there on 31 May 1787 (his state of sobriety at the time is not recorded). Owned by Carlisle City Council, it was sold in 1894 to Workington Brewery for £2,000, these funds going towards establishment of Tullie House library and museum. Acquired by the State Management Scheme on 24 July 1916, the old pub was pulled-down in 1927 and replaced with these Redfern designed premises, which opened in August 1928. Sold to Greenall Whitley on 3 April 1973, date of closure and conversion to current use has not been traced. The building suffered flood damage in 2015 and has only recently reopened. Photograph is for record only - I have no connection with this business and cannot advise on their products or services." Photo by The Carlisle Kid, 2017.
  • Owner

    The Carlisle Kid
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 3 months ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-06-07
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