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.