The Lloyds Arms was a "spit & sawdust" style boozer on Booth Street West off Oxford Road, shown as a plain-looking Bass house in this 1973 photo from the archives. It was adjacent to the Royal Northern College of Music and today, the extension to the school covers the site of the pub. Students and performers from the universities and music schools drunk in here and when much of the population of Chorlton-on-Medlock were moved out in the clearances of the 1960s and '70s, many ex-locals would return to their old pub. So, especially at weekends, the Lloyds Arms was full of displaced families meeting up. The last landlord, John and Vera Byre, firmly resisted demolition and the Lloyds Arms remained the only building on the street for several years.
Former location of Lloyds Arms, Booth Street West. (c) Google 2011. View Larger Map.