Oxford Wine Bar, Oxford Road. (c) Bob Potts .
Just a few doors towards the city centre from Frascati was the Oxford Wine Bar, a Wilsons Brewery pub. If it were still standing it would be separated from Frascati by the Manchester Aquatics Centre. Before the redevelopment of this area, the Oxford Wine Bar was on the corner of Rusholme Road, a lost main street that linked Oxford Road to Downing Street, parallel to and just south of Grosvenor Street. Following closure, the bar was bought by UMIST and became a day nursery for students who had children. In 1979 the nursery was licensed to care for 30 kids from students of all of Manchester's and Salford's universities . The nursery moved out in the '80s which is perhaps when these buildings were demolished.
Former location of Oxford Wine Bar, Oxford Road. (c) googlemaps.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).
2. A History of The University of Manchester 1973-1990, Brian Pullan (2004).