The Sparrow was classic-looking Collyhurst estate pub that has sadly given up the ghost in recent years. Situated on Thornton Street North, off Collyhurst Road which links Rochdale Road and Oldham Road, it's not far from the Spanking Roger, the fine survivor of Miles Platting.
Unlike many estate pubs these days, real ale was on offer in the Sparrow in happier times - Alan Winfield photographed the Tetley's house in 1993 and reported Tetley's and Boddies on offer .
Sparrow, Thornton Street, Collyhurst. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.
By 2008 the Sparrow was closed and up for auction, and may actually have gone now. Google still shows the Sparrow standing; it's proud pub signs joined by the tell-tale auction notice.
Sparrow, Thornton Street North, Collyhurst. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.