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.
Before closure circa 2009
As it looks now.
The second and third photos were sent in by Phil Shawdale.
Much appreciated, Phil :)