I have the same photo but larger surround dated 1880sThe Ivy House. I can’t give a date for this one. John Lyster seems to be the landlord. Viv.
I've always liked this photo of the Ivy House because about 20 years earlier in 1861, my 3 x gt.grandmother, Emelia Mackain, was living just up that road to the right. It was then called Summer Row and Emelia lived along there in Spring Row. The main road was then called Soho Street.
The building to the right of this pub looks like what used to be Mottershead and Smith, the Ford Salesroom and Garage. My first job was there back in 1966 as an Accounts junior. I went to the DHSS offices opposite to get my National Insurance number. I loved that job or was it perhaps my first pay packet on the Friday that I loved! Little brown envelope filled with notes and coins! Happy days. Jen