George & Dragon, Gartside Street, 1977. (c) Arthur Brougham with family's permission.
The George & Dragon was at No.1 Gartside Street on the corner of Bridge Street, just over the River Irwell into Manchester. The traditional frontage to this fine looking boozer is seen in this 1959 Archive photo. This, also from 1959, shows the pub looking from the bridge over the Irwell towards Deansgate, and the modern day view from pretty much this same spot shows that most Bridge Street's buildings are gone - the trees on the right hand side of Bridge Street mark the site of the George & Dragon.
The bizarre looking building is the new Manchester Civil Justice Centre and to the right is the emerging Left Bank development. The Mark Addy pub is a stone's throw to the rear and right on the Salford side of the river. Back in the day the summer Manchester to Liverpool packet steamer would run from the New Bailey Bridge and passengers would get information and organise goods transport from the packet-house at the George & Dragon, then run by a Jane Weston .