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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Garratt, Pink Bank Lane

Garratt, Pink Bank Lane, Longsight. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

This former Joseph Holt estate pub on Pink Bank Lane is a recent Longsight closure.  When Alan Winfield visited over 20 years ago the Garratt was serving fine Holts bitter and mild [1], like most of their houses still do today.  The Garratt is shown here in October 2012 up for let or sale.  In nicer images of the pub, the Garratt engine which gave the pub its name is shown on this mural in 1966, and on the other side of the pub a mural shows a steam clock, valve, spring and crank shaft.

Garratt, Pink Bank Lane, Longsight. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

Garratt, Pink Bank Lane, Longsight. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1 comment:

  1. It originally had some beautiful etched windows depicting Garratt locomotives made by the nearby Beyer Peacock works in Gorton, but unfortunately they were smashed by vandals.

    Is this pub maybe a victim of the changing population mix of the area?

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