Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
A history of Manchester's hundreds of lost pubs.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Parkside, Lloyd Street South

Parkside, Lloyd Street South, Moss Side. (c) NewtonBluesMCFC.

The Parkside, seen here in 1971, still stands on the corner of Lloyd Street South and Parkside Road.  This was the closest pub to Maine Road and probably the biggest, though definitely not the best, pre-match boozer.  Blues will remember the collection on the door "for the kids" by the burly bouncers.

Parkside, Lloyd Street South, Moss Side. (c) Gene Hunt at flickr.

I certainly recall one memorable pre-match as a youth, when my dad dragged me and a couple of mates in here for a good gawp at a buxom stripper doing a turn for some lucky birthday boy who ended up stood on the pool table with his trollies down.

Parkside, Lloyd Street South. (c) stephenbroadhurst at flickr.

An even fonder memory was bumping into the late, great Malcolm Allison in about 2000 after a particularly satisfying 5-0 thrashing of Everton.  The old fella was clearly not in the best of health but that didn't stop him chatting with pestering blues and enjoying a couple of cigars with his post-match pints.

Parkside, Lloyd Street South. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

Like the majority of the Maine Road pubs in Moss Side and Rusholme, the Parkside didn't last too long without the custom from 20-30 match days per year.  There was a convenient fire in the pub soon after City left Maine Road, which led to the conversion into flats - thankfully retaining some signage as a mark of respect to the old place.

Parkside, Lloyd Street South. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.

1 comment:

  1. Magnificent building - one of the most impressive in the Manchester area. Presumably the interior had been thoroughly gutted over the years.