Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 11 December 2011

British Standard, River Street

British Standard, River Street. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The British Standard is another Hulme pub lost beneath the Mancunian Way.  River Street once extended further west and met up with Great Jackson Street, itself which used to carry on south rather than sweep round and join City Road East.  The British Standard was on the south side of River Street, a couple of blocks before it met Great Jackson Street at a point known as Park Place which contained the Town's Weighing Machine (the Township of Hulme) [2].  The Threlfalls house was licensed from 1833 to 1934; the photo above is from the 1930s just before it closed [1].

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme Manchester, Bob Potts (1983).
2. Hulme 1844, Alan Godfrey Maps (2007).

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