Spinners, Robert Adam Crescent, Hulme. (c) www.exhulme.co.uk.
Famous for having a model mermaid behind the bar, the Spinners also suffered a shooting and ram-raid during its time serving the Hulme Crescents and surrounding estates. It was regarded as a bit of a Rasta's pub and was known as a place to easily score drugs - which may have been one of the reasons it was closed down in the early '90s. As seen on the superb aerial photos of old Hulme, the Spinners was at the southern tip of the Robert Adam Crescent - the pub went the same way as the flats and is now the site of a car park.