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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Aces, Clowes Street


The Aces, Clowes Street, West Gorton. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.

The Aces estate pub on Clowes Street in West Gorton is shown in happier times 20 years ago by Alan Winfield when it offered several real ales [1].  Named after the Belle Vue Aces whose old Hyde Road stadium wasn't far from here (their current home at the greyhound stadium is a bit further away), the Aces has been shut for a few years now.

The Aces, Clowes Street, West Gorton. (c) Speedway Plus.

Inside the pub had plenty of speedway memorabilia including photos of Aces legends, Peter Collins, Chris Morton & Co, and apparently race jackets and even a old bike were kept in the pub [2].  Trade from fans drifted away when the Hyde Road stadium was demolished in the late 1980s.

The Aces, Clowes Street, West Gorton. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.

1. www.pubsgalore.co.uk/pubs/25693.
2. www.speedwayplus.com/Aces.shtml

1 comment:

  1. I lived in the West Gorton area in the '50s and much of it was a slum that couldn't have been preserved,yet the subsequent rebuilding was of amazingly poir quality, so bleak that it deserved to be pulled down as it has been.

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