Swan Inn, Norman Street, Harpurhey. (c) Bob Potts .
The Swan Inn on Norman Street was nicknamed Jack Crow's after an old landlord, John William Merriweather Crowe who was in charge from 1928 to 1961. Three years after Crowe left the Swan was granted its full licence. The Swan opened in 1853 and was still serving on Norman Street, just off Rochdale Road in Harpurhey, in 1985 when Bob Potts wrote his book .
1. The Old Pubs of Rochdale Road and neighbourhood Manchester, Bob Potts (1985).