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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Crown Inn, Hyde Road

Former location of Crown, Hyde Road, West Gorton. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.

The Crown Inn is shown in 1959 and 1971 advertising Joseph Holt's Bitter Ale and Brown Stout (stout wasn't always black - Pale Stout was once a regular feature on our pub bars).  The Crown was on the corner of Hyde Road and Clowes Street, facing the Junction.  In the 1971 photo you can just see the still-standing Dolphin and the newly-built West Gorton high-rise  flats in the background.  The whole row has been knocked down (perhaps in preparation for the once-planned motorway which was to extend all the way from the M67 at Denton, down Hyde Road, into town?), and this sign on the grass verge handily points to where the Crown once stood, with the Dolphin in the background along Clowes Street. 

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