Pubs of Manchester

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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Old Pump House, Clippers Quay

Old Pump House, Clippers Quay, Salford Quays. From Mark Naylor at vimeo. Full photo (c) by Andy Medina at flickr All Rights Reserved [1].

The Old Pump House - no prize for guessing its previous use - was opened at Clippers Quay near the Trafford Road Bridge in June 1992 by Banks's Brewery [2].  It's pictured above in 1993 in glorious detail [1], and Aidan O'Rourke [3] photographed the pub in 1999 looking down from Trafford Road Bridge with the Lowry under construction in the background [4].  

Old Pump House, Clippers Quay. (c) Aidan O'Rourke [3,4].

By mid-2003 the Old Pump House had closed despite being a popular match day venue with United fans.  It was demolished a year later [2] and is now a car park in a much-changed Salford Quays.

Old Pump House, Clippers Quay. (c) adebroom [5].

The Lowry is well-established and the BBC and other media types have moved into Media City.  Sam Platt's pub is still going on the Old Trafford side of the river though only appears to open on match day.

Former location of Old Pump House, Clippers Quay. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.

2. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

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