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Monday, 19 December 2011

Spring Bank Inn / O'Connor's, Stockport Road

O'Connor's, Stockport Road, Longsight. (c) Alan Gall [1]

This boozer in Longsight was captured in happier times by Alan Winfield in 1993, as seen at Pubsgalore [2].  In the '90s, O'Connor's was a Tetley's pub and as its name suggests, it was popular with the large Irish community around here.  The pub was originally known as the Spring Bank Inn, a Walkers of Warrington house, as shown below from Manchester History [3], which by the 1970s had been taken over by Tetley's.

Spring Bank Inn, Stockport Road. (c) Spring Bank page at Manchester History [3].

Although the outdated googlemaps view above shows it next to Farmfoods, in the 1950s it was next to a Woolworths store.  The Spring Bank / O'Connor's was recently been knocked down in about 2009 and the site is under redevelopment, as shown below from the Manchester History site [3].


Former location of Spring Bank / O'Connor's, Stockport Road. (c) Springbank page at Manchester History.

1.  Manchester Breweries of times gone by, Alan Gall.
2. www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/74284.
3. http://manchesterhistory.net/LONGSIGHT/PUBS/spring.html.

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