Spread Eagle, Royle Green Road, Northenden. (c) Goyt Construction.
The Spread Eagle is about to be pulled down to make way for new build housing, just a year or two after it closed its doors following a gang-related shooting that involved the son of the landlady.
Built to replace an old pub of the same name, the Spread Eagle was the second estate-style boozer on Royle Green Road, Northenden, on the Wythenshawe border, and it outlasted the Jolly Carter by almost a decade.
Spread Eagle, Royle Green Road, Northenden. (c) Manchester Evening News.
Still shown open on GoogleMaps, the Spread Eagle is seen in happier times with what looks like some typical clientele lounging about outside.
From another angle looking towards Church Road, the closed Church Inn can be seen one side, St Wilfrid's on the other. The Spread is the forth recent closure in Northenden, following the Tatton Arms, and the Jolly Carters and Church before that.