Burns Cottage, Dean Lane, Newton Heath. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
Burns Cottage was a well-known little pub on Dean Lane on the Newton Heath and Moston border. It stood at No.15 Dean Lane, which puts it on the west side of the road, just off Oldham Road. The 1968 image at the archives confirms this approximate location, and a 1970 photo also show the terraced Marston's house with its Pedigree Ale (still a reasonable pint these days) sign above the door - note the ladies toilets next door. The etched glass windows also reveal that the pub was previously a Rothwell's Brewery house - W T Rothwell was a brewer in Newton Heath and the brewery was taken over by Marston's. This corner of east Manchester is undergoing regeneration and the former location of Burns Cottage is now a new housing estate.