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Monday, 1 April 2013

Westmoreland Arms, Stockport Road

Westmoreland Arms, Stockport Road, Longsight. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.

The Westmoreland Arms was a Wilsons house on the corner of Westmoreland Street and Stockport Road in Longsight, just east and opposite of the still standing Gold Cup.  With its neighbours on the main road in 1969, this 1970 shot shows the corner plot of the Westmoreland Arms, which today equates to this footpath, since the streets have long been cleared.

Former location of Westmoreland Arms, Longsight. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

A macabre fact about Westmoreland Street is that this is where Moors' Murderer, Ian Brady, lived with his mother at number 18 (below).  I doubt a young Brady ever supped in the Westmoreland Arms but his family may have.  The Westmoreland Arms, Westmoreland Street and the streets around here were swept away in slum clearance, making way for a small park and Ardwick Sports Hall.

18 Westmoreland Street, Longsight. (c) Getty / Metro.

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