Former location of Cricketers Rest, Ashton Old Road, Beswick. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
It's hard to imagine the soulless frontage of the Beswick estate that faces the newly-crowned Etihad Stadium was once a thriving thoroughfare. On the corner of Ashton New Road and Darley Street was the Greenall Whitley pub, the Cricketers Rest, shown here in 1970. The location of the lost Cricketers Rest is directly opposite the Mercedes garage with the stadium to the right (note the now dismantled 'B of the Bang', right).
View from the former Cricketers Rest, Ashton Old Road. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.