When the original Staff of Life on Rainsough Brow was demolished in 1973, Marstons Brewery rebuilt it in the estate pub style on the site of the old Rainsough Workhouse.
Rainsough Brew, Rainsough Brow. (c) Ian Pratt at Prestwich & Whitefield Guide.
The new Staff of Life was featured in the Roger Cook report when it was linked to protection money rackets by Salford and Manchester gangs.
Staff of Life, Rainsough Brow, Prestwich. (c) David Rowlinson .
The Staff of Life changed its name to the Rainsough Brew, an obvious pun on the road name, but closed down in the late 2000s and has since been demolished.
Rainsough Brew, Rainsough Brow. (c) Manchester Evening News.
Nothing has been done with the site yet, although Marstons were recently looking for buyers. Rainsough Brow suddenly has no pubs, as the Plough down the road is also closed.
Former location of Staff of Life / Rainsough Brew. (c) Google 2014. View Larger Map.
1. A History of Prestwich Pubs, David Rowlinson.