Clifford Street used to run off Oxford Road, exactly where the brutally-modern University bridge briefly takes the main road into darkness through a tunnel. It ran parallel to Booth Street East to meet up with Upper Brook Street. Just a few doors down Clifford Street from Oxford Road on the right hand side, as shown below, stood the Clifford Hotel. The Clifford was a Threlfalls then Chesters house which closed in 1968 . The late '60s was a good time for Manchester, although not particularly for the pubs around here - the university expansions saw off a huge number of Chorlton-on-Medlock and Hulme boozers.
Former location of Clifford Hotel, Clifford Street. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).