Harry Rutherford's Festival of Britain Mural
The lady far left in pink is my mum.... the crown was her local at that time... I really should know the chaps first name... his surname was Rothwell... I had know him since a was old enough to go to my dads allotment on Church Brow.. I always called him Charlie Drake... as he use to remind me so much of him.... I think he is sat here with his wife.. notice the chain around his neck and what is hanging from it.. ha! I think this was a part of the pub they called.. 'bull shit corner'.... ha!.. I was most surprised that this pub went to the wall... it always seemed to bob along nicely... I recall it had a music room at one time that pulled the crowds in.... I think the ones involved in that moved on to the Navigation but I could be wrong on that.. It is another sad blow to the drinking houses of Hyde Lane... and Hyde as a whole will suffer from all these shut downs.
The Crown is plastered up now.
Thanks Gerald. Good shot of yours! I got a photo of it in the week but haven't got round to uploading it yet!I hope it isn't going to be offices.
I heard the other week that it is a mixtures or offices/shop on Market Street with a flat above.. I believe that on Nelson street two Houses have also been made.. seems to have been a like Dr Who's' tardis' with what's been made from it.
the chap in the centre of the photo was called wilf binman /grave digger he was a gentleman never had a bad word for anybody.
I remember him being a binman now you say it... I seem to recall he kept pigs at one time..
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