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Monday, 9 April 2012

Wellington, Clowes Street

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

The Wellington is best known as the Jockey in Shameless, the once-excellent but now parody show about inner-city Manchester estates. The Chatsworth estate in Channel 4's show was filmed in West Gorton in the early years but has now moved to a purpose-built set in Wythenshawe which has a replica of the pub.

Jockey, Roundthorn Industrial Estate, West Gorton. (c) BBC Manchester.

Scenes from inside the Jockey were filmed in the Wellington from 2003 to 2007, and despite the pub becoming something of an attraction to fans, it closed for good in 2010 as part of the latest regeneration efforts for West Gorton.  The Wellington is seen in better times in 1972, not long after it opened.

Wellington, Clowes Street, 2010. (c) Manchester Evening News.

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