Pubs of Manchester

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Sunday, 19 May 2013

Great Eastern, Hancock Street

Great Eastern, Hancock Street, Hulme. (c) Bob Potts [1].

Opening in 1862 as a City Brewery house, the Great Eastern stood on the corner of Orvil Street and Hancock Street off Upper Moss Lane in Hulme.  It passed to a number of breweries before closing in 1965 - Lichfield Brewery, Creese & Co. and the ubiquitous Wilsons [1,2].  The location of the Great Eastern at No.7 Hancock Street was approximately where Rolls Royce Crescent runs south of Stretford Road.  Hancock Street was one street up from the still-surviving Bangor Street, which used to run east to meet Upper Moss Lane (the lower part which is now Rolls Royce Crescent).

Former location of Great Eastern, Hancock Street. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).
2. The Old Pubs of Hulme Manchester (1) 1770-1930, Bob Potts (1983).

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