Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 22 July 2011

Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road


 Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road, Hulme. (c) Mick Pye.

The newly built Whitbread house, the Sir Henry Royce, is seen here next door to the old Chesters house, the Nelson Inn which it was replacing, and then 14 days after its opening in 1973.


Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road, Hulme. (c) Mick Pye.

The Sir Henry Royce, named after one half of the Rolls Royce due which had their first factory in Hulme, was an estate pub for the Hulme Crescents.


Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road. (c) www.exhulme.co.uk [1].

As the estate remains notorious in Mancunian history, the pub also sounded like a lively place for a sup, thought it was also used as a pre-PSV Club (aka The Factory) drinking hole in the '70s and '80s.


Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road. (c) Al Baker Photography [2] at Manchester District Music Archive [1].

The pub was demolished when this whole area of Hulme was put down as a bad idea and completely redeveloped in the 1990s, and is unrecognisable today, around the back of ASDA in Hulme just off the Parkway.

Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road, Hulme. (c) Graffiti Walls [4].

Sir Henry Royce, Chichester Road. (c) Al Baker Photography [2] at Manchester District Music Archive [3].

1. www.exhulme.co.uk.
2. www.albakerphotography.com.
3. www.mdmarchive.co.uk/archive/homePage.php.
4. www.graffitiwalls.co.uk/indexHulme.html.

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