Pubs of Manchester

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Boatmans Home, Chester Road

Boatmans Home, Chester Road, Knott Mill. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The original Boatmans Home stood at 67 Chester Road on the corner with Great Jackson Street at Knott Mill, opening in 1867 as a Walker & Son's brewery house [1].  It closed exactly 100 years later as an Empress Brewery house [2].  A new Boatman's Home was opened nearby on City Road by brewers Tetley Walker in 1973.  This was yet another example of a grand old pub being replaced by a shabbily-built and short-lived estate pub - of course, the new Boatman's Home has already been pulled down.  Nothing sits on the site of the old Boatmans Home either.

Former location of the Boatmans Home, Chester Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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).

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