Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Wheatsheaf, Hyde Road

Wheatsheaf, Hyde Road, West Gorton. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image [1].

The Wheatsheaf stood at No.333 Hyde Road, West Gorton on the corner of East View. Seen here in 1958 and 1964 as a Cornbrook house, the pub also advertised Bass and Guinness as seen in the latter photo.  Note the PLAY STREET signs which states ALL VEHICLES PROHIBITED 8am to sunset on East View.  This would be unthinkable today where car is king and our streets are no longer children's playgrounds, as they were as recently as a few decades ago.  Note also the bench outside the pub, which read (and this misspelling is intentional) RESEVRED FOR HEADCASES ONLY, and it is unsurprising to learn that the boozer was nicknamed "The Crackers" [2].

The Wheatsheaf must have shut in the late 1960s or very early '70s as this 1971 photo shows it in a sorry state with the windows put through (and the middle door seemingly open).  The Wheatsheaf was the next pub after the Grove going away from town.

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