Woodman, Oldham Road, Newton Heath. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .
The Woodman was a Wilsons house on Oldham Road in Newton Heath standing at No.752 . It may have been near the junction with Dulverton Street, as the pub is labelled as being on the street in the 1970s image at the archives. The Woodman is notable for being the house of former Manchester City, Manchester United and England player, Herbert Burgess. He played for many local sides - St Francis FC, Gorton FC, Openshaw Utd FC, Moss Side FC and Glossop FC, before joining City in 1903. He made 85 appearances for City, and narrowly escaped joining Everton, before signing for United 1906, making 49 appearances before retirement. Burgess, who made 4 appearances for England whilst at City, remained living at the Woodman with his parents, the landlords , as a blacksmith .
Herbert Burgess. (c) England Football Online .