Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 21 January 2010

Rose & Crown, Store Street

Rose & Crown, Store Street. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Rose & Crown was at the Ancoats Lane (Great Ancoats Street) end of Store Street to the north east of Piccadilly Station. It opened around 1840, surviving into the 70s as a Groves & Whitnall house seen here, until 1974 when it was pulled down to make way for a car park. This 1966 photo of the Rose & Crown shows that trams used to run down Great Ancoats Street.

Former location of Rose & Crown, Store Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

Sounds like a nice place, Mick Burke: "In the 30s it was a dive, patronised by the rough families who lived in Bradfield Street. It was full of young prostitutes (and old ones as well), people with one eye shut and the other stitched up, cauliflower ears - no quality went in the Rose & Crown [1]!"

1. The Old Pubs of Ancoats, Neil Richardson (1987).

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