Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Queen Adelaide, Great Ancoats Street

Former Queen Adelaide, Great Ancoats Street, 1970s. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

Originally the McConnels Arms according to the 1825 directory, this changed to the Queen Adelaide in 1836, surviving until 1929 on Great Ancoats Street when it shut as a Joseph Holt's house.  Before Holt's it had belonged to the Greatorex Brothers brewery of Brook's Bar.  It's remembered as a "tumble-down place and not very popular" by Mick Burke.  For many years after its closure it was a nondescript warehouse on the main road, and is shown above just before its demolition in 1980 [1].  Its location was on the other side of Great Ancoats Street from the Lord Nelson, placing it where the currently stalled (and not looking likely to start again soon) Sarah Village development and its 12-floor tower stands.

Former location of Queen Adelaide, Great Ancoats Street. (c) Google 2010. View Larger Map.

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

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