Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
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Thursday, 28 January 2010

Green Dragon, Jersey Street

Green Dragon, Jersey Street. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Green Dragon was a Chesters house on Jersey Street at the junction with Pickford Street and Henry Street, as seen here in 1967.  Jersey Street ran through the heart of old Ancoats' Little Italy and the Green Dragon was a popular pub with the Italian men of Ancoats.  The vault door even had a sign on the door The Italian Room, and they used to play bowls outside on the street in summer [2].  The MM2 apartments, one of Ancoat's first regeneration developments, now straddle this site.

MM2 complex, Pickford Street, 2010. (c) Pubs of Manchester.

1. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).
2. Manchester's Little Italy. Anthony Rea (1988).

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