Pubs of Manchester

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Saturday, 20 February 2010

Isonomy Inn, George Leigh Street

Isonomy Inn, George Leigh Street, Ancoats. (c) Neil Richarson [1].

"Isonomy" means equality of the citizens before the law.  The Isonomy Inn, known locally as the I-I according to Mike Burke, was fittingly an immigrant's pub, popular with the Irish and Polish of Ancoats.  It started out as the Grapes Inn beerhouse in the 1830s and lasted until the 1960s.  The Isonomy, at the top end of George Leigh Street near Poland Street, is pictured above as a Wilsons house from Neil Richardson's book in the 1950s [1].

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

1 comment:

  1. Most likely to be named after ISONOMY the great racehorse of his generation, b. 1875, whose owners passed over the chance to win the Derby in order to land a then-massive £40K bet on he Cambridgeshire at Newmarket!