Ivy Bower, Preston Street, Hulme. (c) Bob Potts .
The Ivy Bower at No.70 Preston Street opened in 1869 as a Cox's Brewery house , closing in 1965 under Wilson's Brewery . The Ivy Bower - the origin of its name a mystery - stood on the corner of Denbigh Street and Preston Street just off Upper Moss Lane in Hulme at the bottm of York Street, a location which now corresponds with the absolute centre of Hulme according to Google Maps.
1. The Old Pubs of Hulme Manchester (1) 1770-1930, Bob Potts (1983).
2. The Old Pubs of Hulme & Chorlton-on-Medlock, Bob Potts (1997).