Pubs of Manchester

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Friday, 23 March 2012

Spread Eagle, Rochdale Road

The Spead Eagle is pictured below with the 1947 Whit Walk parading past the pub on the corner of Limer Street and Rochdale Road in Collyhurst.  The pub is shown at the Archives as a Cornbrook Ales house in 1958 then in 1971 as a Bass Charrington house complete with delivery lorry outside on Limer Street.

Spread Eagle, Rochdale Road, Collyhurst, 1947. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The Spread Eagle closed a couple of years later in 1973 due a compulsory purchase order having been licensed since 1828.  The pub had a short period as the Yorkshire House around 1838 and in the 19th century there was a brewhouse attached [1].  Limer Street is long-lost to new developments off the west side of Rochdale Road, but the old street's little community is shown celebrating the Queen's Coronation in 1953 [2].

Limer Street, Collyhurst, 1953. (c) Northwards Housing.

1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and Neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).

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