Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road


Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, 2008. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

There was minor uproar in the local press when Manchester's odd council decided to spend over GBP210,000 in order to secure then demolish the Golden Tavern to make way for "green space" (the 2012 Evening News article on this story has been lost in the ether).  


Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, 2012. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

However, as can be seen above, they indeed succeeded in turning this boozer on the corner of Factory Lane and Rochdale Road into an empty green space, after building a 'Youth Zone' next to it.

Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey. (c) Manchester Evening News.

The Golden Tavern is shown at the archives in 19581968 as a Wilsons house and 1971 with the addition of Watneys to the sign.  Four decades later and this Harpurhey boozer was pulled down.


Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, 2008. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

The 2008 shot below on Google Maps shows the still-standing Top Derby opposite the Golden Tavern; zoom in to 2012 and the Golden Tavern is gone, having closed its doors in 2010.

Golden Tavern, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, 2008. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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