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Friday, 5 April 2013

Angel, Oldham Road

Angel, Oldham Road, Miles Platting. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Angel was a grim-looking estate pub on the corner of Oldham Road and Butler Street on the Ancoats-Miles Platting border.  It replaced the much grander, original Angel that had stood on the southern corner of Oldham Road and Butler Street since 1794.  Shown at the archives in the 1970s, the new Angel was a low-rise Whitbread boozer with its public bar and off sales entrances off the main road.  The high-rise flats either side are still standing today, albeit the ones in the distance are empty and awaiting redevelopment (rather than demolition, I think).  The new Angel was on this northern corner of the junction next to the modern day bus stop.

Former location of the Angel, Oldham Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.


  1. The new Angel would have been just out of shot on your pic - A building that house Switon insurance used to stand on that patch of grass - The Angel was stood between that and the first block of flats (used to be Oldham Court, now The Apple building) in the row of four that are parallel to Oldham road going up towards Naylor Street.

    It'd have been immediently to the left of where the camera was positioned when this pic was taken. The Angel closed down in maybe 1990ish, re opened very briefly as the Hope Tavern then stood empty til it was demolished (I'm not sure when that happened).

  2. Thanks very much for this, the picture looks right now. Will try to find out more about it now we have more to go off

  3. Yeah, that's spot on - It was just to the left of the bus stop. Glad I could help.

  4. My dad had this pub in the early 70's, i'd love to get some better pictures.