Pubs of Manchester

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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Old Post Office, Manchester Road

Old Post Office, Manchester Road, Hollinwood. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.

The Old Post Office stood on the main Manchester Road in Hollinwood but it also had an entrance on Hollins Road.  The pub, known locally as The Old Post, was an Oldham Brewery house, despite being owned by Boddington's when Alan Winfield took the above photo in 1988.

Old Post Office, Manchester Road, 1991. (c) deltrems at flickr [1].

By 1991 the pub sign had gone but the shop strangely incorporated into the pub remained.  The below view of the junction of Manchester Road and Hollins Road show not a post office, but the District Bank.  The Old Post was lost when the layout of the junction was changed with the building of the M60.

Future Old Post Office, Manchester Road. (c) YesteryearOldhamThenNow Facebook [2].


  1. Across the road from Roxy Cinema that has also been demolished.

  2. That was my uncle's local. He had to use an oxygen tank and mask in his later years. He used to sit in there with that in one hand, a lit cigarette in the other .... Lmao.