Pubs of Manchester

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Monday, 25 January 2010

Old Boars Head, Withy Grove


The Old Boars Head, Withy Grove. (c) northmanchester.net [1].

The Old Boars Head sat on the site of the Printworks on the corner of Withy Grove and Corporation Street.  It was said (by the eccentric, murky, but seemingly knowledgable, William Connell in Underground Manchester) to be one of the many old Manchester pubs that were part of the city's secret tunnel network [2].  Seen in 1895 and 1906 in these archive images, the Old Boars Head lasted until the 1920s when Kemsley House later to become Thomson House and Maxwell House, the newspaper offices, were built.  Today this building houses all manner of popular but soulless chain bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the Printworks.
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Printworks, Withy Grove, 2008. (c) markydeedrop at skyscrapercity.

1. www.northmanchester.net/content/view/69/2.
2. Underground Manchester, Keith Warrender (2007).

1 comment:

  1. THE OLD BOARS HEAD WAS AFACEING KEMSLEY HOUSE UP TILL THE BUILDING OF THE ARNDALE CENTRE

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