Harry Rutherford's
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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Old Pub, New Name...

Out and about yesterday, I noticed that Flanagans Public house on Mottram Road has had a face lift and is now called "The Olde Town House".
This used to be the Moulders Arms Pub.

"The Moulders Arms was established shortly after the cotton famine in the 1860's.
It probably owed it's name to Benjamin Goodfellow's Hyde Iron Works which was situated across the road,  between Fernally Street and Lewis Street. The area is now Morrisons Supermarket.  Another but less likely origin of the name comes from the many brickfields which were situated around the area. The brickfields were owned by the Shepley Family of Lumn Farm. The workers used to mould clay into bricks".

(Excerpt from The History of the Pubs of Hyde and District by Paul Taylor)
Thanks Paul :)

The Olde Town House.


This was the general location of Benjamin Goodfellow's Iron Works.

We haven't yet managed to find a photo of the exterior of when it was the Moulders Arms but we are still looking ! If anyone reading this has one, please send it to us so we can put it on and complete the post.
Thank you :)



A super Shot of the Moulders Arms .
Thanks Paul, much appreciated ! :D


Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Saw it when the signs had just been taken down and there was a board outside advertising a "Spiritualists" meeting - I thought it was being converted into a church - how wrong I was.

Anonymous said...

hi everybody this takes me back about 50 odd years ago my two elder brothers sat me outside here dressed in a boiler suit for guy fawkes sometimes i got kicked by people going past, happy days though barry

Anonymous said...

Hi i'm so glad to see that flannigans has had a facelift it looked so scuffy before, it so nice inside too and they are starting to do meals. At weekend you get a nice mix of people in there ages range from 18 to 80 don't know many pubs like that i for one am going to go in more often.

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