Pubs of Manchester

All pubs within the city centre and beyond.
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Friday, 13 January 2012

Albert Park Inn, Great Clowes Street

Albert Park Inn, Great Clowes Street, Lower Broughton. (c) deltrems at flickr [1].

One of Salford's most recently built estate pubs, the Albert Park Inn only opened in 1983 under John Kain [2].  It was a pleasant and popular new pub at the time, offering a better place to drink for locals than the nearby House That Jack Built [1].  Even so, the pub was demolished in 2004, barely two decades after opening, after suffering from the all-too-familiar intimidation and occasional robberies that blighted Broughton's pubs at the time.  Sadly, a worker involved in the demolition of the Albert Park Inn was killed when he was hit by an excavation bucket on 22nd November 2004 [3,4].  The 2008 Google view of the area shows new flats being built on this corner of Great Clowes Street and Bandy Fields Place; the wall and gatepost of the pub can still be seen.

Albert Park Inn, Great Clowes Street, Broughton, 2004. (c) [4].

2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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