Greenwood Tree, Greenwood Road, Benchill, 1994. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.
The Greenwood Tree was a basic-looking, flat-roofed Tetley's estate pub in Benchill, on the corner of Gladeside Road, further down Greenwood Road from the Anvil. Back in the 1970s, it looked like more of a family-oriented pub, but when it closed in the mid-2000s as a Burtonwood house, it had gone downhill and was forced to shut by the police due to guns and drugs being found on the premises following a gang-related murder. The Greenwood Tree also suffered from the protection rackets of local gangsters like many pubs in the Wythenshawe area.
Former location of Greenwood Tree, Greenwood Road, Benchill. (c) Google 2012. View Larger Map.