Former location of Crown Inn (left), Lord Street, Strangeways. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
Pictured here on the left in 1965 looking towards Strangeways' ominous and infamous prison tower, the Crown Inn was at No.49 Lord Street. Described as a modernised Victorian pub, it looks like it has a whitewashed frontage and the sign may be a Red Rose Ales sign, but it was a Greenall's house ten years later. The games room was popular with younger locals, and although the lounge and vault were described as sparsely populated, the Crown's landlord was apparently a jovial sort. On offer was a dubious-sounding selection of electric-pumped Greenall's cask bitter, Grunhalle lager and Guinness . The Crown has been pulled down, but the nearby Berwick Arms still operates as the nearest boozer to Strangeways Prison.
1. The Manchester Pub Guide, Manchester and Salford City Centres, Manchester Pub Surveys (1975).