Lathbury Road Harpurhey M9 5SY
Looks to me as though the pub was launched in the 1960’s along with the surrounding houses and shops.
In 1910 Lathbury Road looked like this.
In 1968 the area was part of the Manchester slum clearance programme.
Photo: Tommy Brooks
The real Ark Royal was built by Cammel Laird at Birkenhead, completed in November 1938.
Torpedoed and subsequently sunk on 10th November 1941.
The pub closed in 2007 – here it is in 1992.
Photo: Alan Winfield
Another great looking estate pub that was on the same estate as the Hipp which it was also fairly close to.
There was the usual two rooms inside, I had a drink in the bar room which was quite busy on my Friday afternoon visit, there was also a more comfortable lounge.
The pub was a Robinsons tied house, there were two real ales on, I had a drink of Robinsons Bitter which was a nice drink, there was also Robinsons Mild on.
Another pub that was was well pleased to do.
Never Ending Pub Crawl
Here its is in 2007.
The pub currently trades as the Pathfinder Church.
We are committed to the growth and development of individual, our local and international communities. In the interim may I use this medium to invite you to be part of the move of God in our church, the Pathfinder.
The Lord bless your richly as you navigate through in Jesus name.
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Thanks for this e-mail. Very interesting and very well put together
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