It's difficult to imagine the how parts of Manchester that the newer main roads scythe through must have looked in the past. So try to envisage a bustling backstreet Renshaw & Cardwell house, the Seven Stars, at this spot where the Mancunian Way ducks under the Chester Road roundabout. Before the ringroad this spot was the intersection of York Street (the bottom end of the street just about survives today) and Silver Street (now Silvercroft Street). The Seven Stars closed in 1964 as a Wilsons house .
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).