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 . 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.
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 . Trade from fans drifted away when the Hyde Road stadium was demolished in the late 1980s.