Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
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Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Britains Protection, Oldham Road

Britains Protection, Oldham Road. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The Britains Protection stood one door up from the Seven Stars, on the corner of Foundry Street (now lost).  Its licensee in 1840 was Bernard McKenna, who later founded the McKenna Harpurhey Brewery with John McKenna.  The Britains Protection lasted longer than most of the many pubs on this stretch of Oldham Road, becoming a Walkers & Homfray house in the early 1900s and later on, a Burtonwood pub, before closing in 1942 [1].

The building stood for many years but this stretch of Oldham Road now boasts what is surely the dullest main road facade in Manchester, that of Wing Yips Chinese grocers.  Mick Burke remembers the Britains Protection as a railwaymen's pub, being as it stood near the Lancashire & Yorkshire Oldham Road goods yard gates [1].

Former location of Britains Protection, Oldham Road. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

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

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