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Saturday, 25 August 2012

Beehive, Temple Street

Beehive, Temple Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The Beehive was an Empress Brewery house on Temple Street off Rusholme Road.  It closed in 1931 and all traces of the street are gone [1].  Its location was somewhere off Grosvenor Street near Downing Street, and this 1920s photo shows it from Jackson Street looking to Altrincham Street.  Interestingly, the photo of the Beehive in Bob Potts's book has "sold" handwritten on it, confirming it was taken in the early 1930s just before its closure.

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).


  1. from Chris Morley

    There's a much bigger 1916 photograph of the Bee Hive, on the NW corner of Temple Street at its junction with Jackson Street - original size 2616 x 1879.

    It also shows Threlfall's Three Crowns Hotel on the opposite NE corner of Temple Street.

    There's a new Greater Manchester mapping tool useful to you for precisely identifying where long gone pubs and streets were. Manchester Historical Maps
    has a list of old maps you can choose from as Overlays above the present day OS Street View. Click your choice of old Overlay map and then adjust the dark blue slider (top left) to reveal / hide either the modern base, or the old map overlay.

    The Bee Hive site is within the former UMIST campus. Temple Street ran north off Grosvenor Street to the railway viaduct along Altrincham Street. Jackson Street crossed it at right angles.

    The Bee Hive and Three Crowns Hotel were behind the Staff House (13 on this campus map - ) and at the very back of the Parker / Pariser Building (12 on the campus map), and stood immediately above the marker for 20.

  2. Tremendous stuff thanks Chris, that is an invaluable tool.