Heywood Arms, Oldham Road, Miles Platting. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image.
The Heywood Arms was a Wilsons house on the main Oldham Road running through Miles Platting, as the advert on the side suggests - "I like Olympic Superb Pale Ale", That's Why He's A Wilsonian. It used to stand on the corner of Fir Street in the shadow of St John the Evangelist church (seen here in 1961) which itself straddled Fir Street and Shetland Road. In 1972 the church was deconsecrated and pulled down and the new-build church, St Cuthbert's, was founded in its place . The Heywood Arms is shown here in 1970, probably just a couple of years before its closure and demolition. New houses have recently gone up on the spot where the Heywood Arms once stood.
Former location of Heywood Arms, Oldham Road. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.