Victoria, Crown Square. Copyright (c) Manchester Local Image Collection..
The Victoria was at the other end of Crown Square to the Stanneylands Vth, part of an office block, possibly a barristers chambers. This Tetley's pub had a ground floor entrance and you went up some stairs to the bar on the first floor. Mike Coatman remembers the Victoria having a unique atmosphere: "It was frequented by defendants from the Magistrates and Crown Courts, together with the solicitors and barristers who were prosecuting or defending them."
The photo of the Victoria shown above was taken by H. Milligan in the 1970s and is Copyright Manchester Local Image Collection. Displaying the image adheres to their policy of allowing not-for-profit sites to display a limited number of images in low resolution. Please click here for information on the photo, and here for a larger, higher resolution image. The Archive Collection is a fantastic resource - just type in a street name or location and up pops some fantastic old pictures.