Harry Rutherford's
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Another one bites the dust.

Sadly, another iconic Hyde pub has recently bitten the dust.

The Unity was one of those fabulous old fashioned pubs that had a great atmosphere and wonderful food.
We always used to visit there after we had been to the cinema or the Theatre Royal and usually once a week for a pub lunch with dear friends..

A sad loss indeed.

A piece in Paul Taylors book "A history of the pubs of Hyde and District" states that the Unity didn't get its full licence until 1962 and for many years was nicknamed "The little boys pub".
It dated back to 1869 and probably got the sign of the Unity around 1880.

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Before closure circa 2009

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As it looks now.

The second and third photos were sent in by Phil Shawdale.
Much appreciated, Phil :)


the tufty club said...

How sad. at this rate there wont be any pubs left in Hyde as we new them, they used to be social hubs of the community. Has anybody else noticed that as soon as a Robinsons pub closes down the brewery cant seem to get the signs down quick enough, it happened to the Bush, George, and Crown as well. Almost like they dont want their name associated with empty pubs

Rock Ape said...

Top boozer,always good ale.
I used to work opposite in the early 80's and used to fire in there friday dinner to get the weekend going,we used to come out bladdered and go back to work for a while before going right back in!!

Anonymous said...

It looks like the Unity pub has closed for good. The doors are sealed up and the Robinsons signs have
all been taken down.


Sean D said...

Another pub closing brings this quote to mind:

"When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves, for you will have lost the last of England."

Very sad.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The Pineapple in Stalybridge has gone as well.

Rock Ape said...

Nice one S D,our England is lost.