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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Hyde Pubs that have closed since 1904

closed pubs

This was sent to us by Dave and Beryl Williams and I thought it deserved to be posted as it was so everyone could read it unabridged! Thanks so much for this, Dave and Beryl! Very interesting indeed!
We shall be featuring some of the "lost pubs" in the very near future as we sort out the photos we have of them. Keep watching :)


Tom said...

Wow! I'm thirsty after reading that.... would any one like to up date this list please feel free to do so... and anyone with information of the where abouts of them or pictures of the above let us know please... .. My thanks also go to Dave and Beryl for this... cheers ;o)

ian... said...

Wow! I'm thirsty after reading that...

...and some!

It's shocking really, because there aren't that many new ones in their place! In fact the only 'new' pub I know in Hyde is Wetherspoons 'Cotton Bale'.

More for the list?

For starters:-

The Commercial - Commercial Brow

The Beehive - Commercial St

The Talbot - Hoviley

The Bankfield - Mottram Rd

Red Lion - Manchester Rd

Bricklayers - Renold St

Wellington Hotel - Manchester Rd

Denys said...

One other, very old one, which closed before these lists started, was the Beeston Castle, located in the house which is now 286 Stockport Rd. The current living room was the "best room" with fancy moulded ceiling.

The Red Lion, mentioned above, was kept for many years, certainly through the forties by a brother/sister, Herbert and Alma Webb, relatives of my mother. I used to go there regularly as a kid on Sunday mornings, and always got a packaet of crispa and a lemonade. Incidentally, when Herbert Webb died in the seventies, he left an endowment to provide an annual party for the pensioners of Hyde. I don't know if that is still going on. I'd love to see some photos of the Red Lion.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

The Brunswick (which I believe was on George Street) allowed under age drinking and had a back room which housed a small disco. It was a pretty rough pub. I was nearly 17 when we started going there.

ian... said...

...allowed under age drinking...

LOL as did a few others Manchester Lass.

I remember on a Thursday aged 14, a mate at school asked, "D'ya fancy going out for a few beers tonight?"
I thought he meant having a few sneaky cans...
...he didn't, and after 4 pints later in 4 different pubs (one was the Oddfellows Arms, another one for the list - the other 3 are still open so I'll keep schtum), we went our separate ways.

My Mum still remembers opening the front door to let her merry Son through to go and get a sound nights sleep. Me & Phil had art class for first lesson the next day & I think we both slept through some of that as well.


Tom said...

I'll be doing a post soon with the names of the landords and the address of many of these pubs... but any pictures would be useful if out there. Apart from the many pubs, and off-licences, beer could also be bought in jugs from certain houses that sold they own brews...

Tom said...

Just recalled this... When the Brunswick was being pulled down, Trevor Grimshaw a local artist of renown, and I'm happy to say good friend.. saved these windows and had then in his back yard for many years... Trevor collected lots of the old street signs when they were being pulled down.. Trevor died in a house fire in 2001, if he was alive today he'd have loved this blog..
As for the Brunswick windows I don't know what happened to them after he died... the glass in the frames were still intact when I was shown them in the 90s, If I recall rightly one was etched 'Concert Room'..

Lew said...

Interesting stuff, Tom! The pubs must have been highly popular in the old days. It seems what will be needed now is a list of the pubs still open! A number of our favorite restaurants (both old and new) have closed.

Anonymous said...

Its great to find something about the Brunswick pub on George St, this is where my Mother and Father met, my dad had a dance band from Sheffield and played there 40s so love to see a photo. regards Barry