Hyde Road Pubs – Gorton Manchester

For almost fifty years I’ve cycled, walked and taken the bus up and down Hyde Road.

To work or to take snaps.

Or take a drink.

The first proper pub crawl I ever went on was up and down here, and these photographs which were taken from the Local Image Archive, represent a world now largely long gone. Of those places pictured only the Travellers, Wagon and Horses, Plough, Nelson and Friendship survive. What was a busy thoroughfare alive with masses of working people and lively boozers is now a shadow of its former self. Many of the breweries are also no more – Wilsons and Boddington’s, once employing hundreds of people and supplying hundreds of pubs, have all but vanished, you may catch a glimpse of a stray sign or two dotted around town.

If there are any pubs missing apologies, but following the expert advice of Kenneth Allen I think I have all of the Gorton boozers.

Take one last walk, raise a glass – cheers!

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junction

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wheat

white bear

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birch

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swan

 

 

 

nags

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rocka

rock copy

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unicorn

horse

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shoe

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hunt

cheshire hunt

Palm Court Belle Vue

lake

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plough

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nelsona

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6 thoughts on “Hyde Road Pubs – Gorton Manchester

  1. All you see now of the Coach and Horses is the footprint of the building and the steps of the front door leading to nowhere. Sad sight really.

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