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Thursday, 15 August 2013

Joiners Arms, Collyhurst Road

Joiners Arms, Collyhurst Road. Collyhurst. (c) Bob Potts [1].

The Joiners Arms stood at the Queens Road end of Collyhurst Road in Collyhurst, opening in 1869.  It was at No.495 on the corner with Alexandra Street, soon becoming a Wilsons house, as shown above in the 1950s and twice in 1964 at the archives.  The Joiners Arms lasted 95 years, closing under a compulsory purchase order in 1964 [1].  Alexandra Street was lost to the redevelopment of Collyhurst, but it used to run pretty much where Glendower Road runs today.  So the Joiners would have probably stood here on the right (the still serving Valley with its white frontage can be seen in the distance along Glendower Road).

Former location of Joiners Arms, Collyhurst. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).

5 comments:

  1. I lived in this pub, until it was pulled own. My dad was the landlord. Harold Franklin. His mum and Stepfather had been the landlord at The Swan Inn, in Norman Street. Jack Crowe had married my Grandma after her husband, had been killed in WW1.

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    1. my grandfather alfred vowers was a friend of the landlord and helped out after he retired from approx 1962 anwards

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  2. Hi my dad lived at number 499 collyhurst rd next door to the joiners arms. The pub was actually on the opposite side (west side) of collyhurst rd on the right hand corner as alexandra st crossed collyhurst rd.

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    1. My great nana lived at 508 Collyhurst Road, Esther Hunt.

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  3. My Aunty Gladys and Uncle Leslie ran the Joiners Arms right through the war years and the Manchester Blitz. I visited numerous times.

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