Robert Tinker, Dalton Street, Collyhurst, 1992. (c) Alan Winfield with kind permission.
A mile or so north east of the city centre in Collyhurst, the Robert Tinker was another estate pub that once served an underprivileged little housing area off Rochdale Road. It was named after the chap who founded Vauxhall Gardens here in the late 1700s, an attraction which was recorded in the main entrance of the estate pub in the form of an 1820s reproduction poster announcing "ROBERT TINKER'S VAUXHALL PLEASURE GARDENS ."
Robert Tinker, Dalton Street, Collyhurst. (c) Bob Potts .
The Robert Tinker opened in 1967 as a Wilsons house but by the 1990s had already become a rundown, decrepit sight as a Banks's pub, although Alan Winfield reported it being smarter than expected inside with two real ales on offer (Banks's Bitter and Mild).
Former location of Robert Tinker, Dalton Street, Collyhurst. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).