Egerton Arms - Gore Street, Salford

The Egerton Arms Hotel has occupied this position on Gore Street in Salford since at least 1841.  The Pigot & Slater Directory of Manchester and Salford for 1841 lists it among the Taverns in the twin cities and at the time George Alcock was the landlord.  The pub sign indicates that this is a Joseph Holt pub but the Holt website doesn't list it as one of their's.  The sign has a coat of arms on it with the motto Virtuti - Non - Armis - Fido which translates as "I Trust to virtue not to arms" which is the motto of Lord Gray De Wilton.  In 1784 Sir Thomas Egerton, 7th Baronet, was created Baron Grey de Wilton.  The Egertons were the owners of the Tatton Park Estate and his descendent Lord Egerton of Tatton was chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal Company.  It was he that turned the first sod in the building of the canal.  It may be that the Egerton Arms derives its name from that family.