Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

City Arms, Oldham Road

City Arms, Oldham Road, 1981. (c) Neil Richardson [1].

The City Arms is seen here in 1961 on Oldham Road, next door to Granelli's "Noted Ices".  In fact, the pub had ceased to exist since 1938 when it was taken over by Granelli's.  The shop is looking sorry in 1981, above, but the old pub continued to act as the ice cream parlour. The City Arms opened in a former pawnbroker's shop in 1864, and was one of three licensed houses in this row - the Spread Eagle was two doors down and the short-lived Friendship two doors up [1].

Former location of City Arms, Oldham Road. (c) googlemaps.

The Wheatsheaf further up the road  (white first floor building at the end of the block, above)  is still, somehow, the one survivor of the this stretch of Oldham Road.  Unfortunately, the ornate tiled City Arms / Granelli's wasn't enough to save it from demolition a couple of decades ago.  The exact spot of the City Arms is opposite the public entrance to the Post Office depot.

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

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