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Thursday, 5 September 2013

Navigation Inn, Mill Street

Navigation Inn, Mill Street, Bradford. (c) D.N. at ManMates Facebook [1].

The Navigation Inn stood on the lost Mill Street in Bradford, opposite the entrance to Phillips Park, pictured above as a Greenall Whitley house in July 1984 thanks to the ManMates Facebook [1].  Of course these days Alan Turing Way runs past here and Manchester City's stadium stands behind where the pub used to stand, rather than Bradford Colliery.  The tram now runs beneath the road here, having passed the City of Manchester Stadium before it snakes along past ASDA and up Ashton New Road.

Former location of Navigation Inn, Mill Street, Bradford. (c) Pete Ellis at Leeds Met [2].

There are memories of the old Navigation from Pete Ellis whose dad used the pub as his local: "I played pool with him or stood in the tiny lobby sucking on cool pints, chewing the fay, being introduced to boozing chums and characters and oddballs in a Joycean narrative of juxtaposed, amiably bizarre conversations. [2]"  The Navigation is shown at the archives as Red Rose Ales (Groves & Whitnall) in 1963 and 1971.

Former location of Navigation Inn, Alan Turing Way (former Mill Street). (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.

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