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Friday, 18 December 2015

House That Jack Built / Sports, Bury New Road

Sports / House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, Higher Broughton, 1989. By Stanley Horrocks, with kind permission and (c) Rose Horrocks. 

The House That Jack Built was a very distinctive 1970s estate pub, opening in 1975 at the newly-built Newbury Place shopping centre off Bury New Road in Higher Broughton.  

House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, 2003. By Stanley Horrocks, with kind permission and (c) Rose Horrocks. 

It was described in the Manchester Evening News at the time as "something entirely different" - a maze of bars, passages and alcoves with an indoor tree house [1]!

House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, 1990. (c) deltrems at flickr.

'Deltrems' who photographed the House That Jack Built in 1990, top, remembers the stumpy pool cues that were required due to the tiny pool room [2].


House That Jack Built, Bury New Road. (c) Paul Wilson with posthumous permission.

The pub was renamed 'Sports' for a time, then Jacks bar.


House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, 1992. By Stanley Horrocks, with kind permission and (c) Rose Horrocks. 

The pub's first licensee was, appropriately, Jack Moon, although the final landlord had his licence revoked in 2004 due to unlicensed gambling and illegal drink [3].


House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, 1990. By Stanley Horrocks, with kind permission and (c) Rose Horrocks. 

Demolition followed in 2005 (the flats behind had gone too).


House That Jack Built, Bury New Road, 1992. By Stanley Horrocks, with kind permission and (c) Rose Horrocks. 

1. Salford Pubs - Part Two: Including Islington, Ordsall Lane and Ordsall, Oldfield Road, Regent Road and Broughton, Neil Richardson (2003).

9 comments:

  1. Mr Wilson21 October 2011 at 21:15
    It's all gone - the pub, Hanover Court, Newbury Place - everything.

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  2. Tyson29 October 2011 at 07:34
    It did have cask beer on when I first drank in there in the 80s and was a jumping off point for many a crawl. Really went downhill and by the time it was Jacks was pretty damn rough.

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  3. Anonymous22 November 2011 at 16:13
    Was it named after Shelagh Delaney's play ? She was born in Broughton and wrote many plays based in Salford.

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  4. Anonymous15 December 2011 at 16:36
    I lived here for a few years in the 80's, fond memories as a kid.

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  5. It certainly went downhill after it became Jacks. Rough doesn't even cover it. As for the name, as with other pubs of the same name, I believe it comes from the old nursery rhyme
    "This is the maiden all forlorn,
    That milked the cow with the crumpled horn,
    That tossed the dog,
    That worried the cat,
    That killed the rat,
    That ate the malt
    That lay in the house that Jack built."
    etc etc

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  7. I lived across the road in Wellington Street West between 1982 and 1984. Used to drink here occasionally. It lacked atmosphere but was fine.

    Thanks for posting. Great memories.

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  9. As a kid in 1989 I lived upstairs with my family. My mother was the landlord at the time her name: Ann-Marie Clarke.. If those walls could talk lol

    Anton

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