Imperial, Delaunays Road, Crumpsall. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.
The Imperial was a strange-looking, industrial pub on Delaunays Road in Crumpsall, just south of the former Avecia, Zenace and ICI Building , now known as Hexagon Tower science and technology site in Blackley. This 1966 photo shows its previous incarnation, possibly as a club.
Imperial, Delaunays Road, 2005. (c) Aidan O'Rourke .
The Imperial was popular enough with workers despite resembling more of a canteen than a pub, and Alan Winfield rates it as one of the worst two pubs in Greater Manchester - he should know having done pretty much every one in the 1990s.
Imperial, Delaunays Road,1999. (c) Aidan O'Rourke .
The Imperial was a Lees house with several function rooms, and lasted until the late 2000s before being pulled down to make way for new houses and apartments.
Former location of Imperial, Delaunays Road. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.