The Hot Pot was a functionally grim Greenalls estate pub built in front of Moss Side Precinct and the blocks of flats on Moss Lane. Its back gates faced Moss Side leisure centre. After the precinct and flats were demolished the temporary Moss Side market was held in the old Hot Pot, as seen here in December 1993 . The market was eventually relaunched at its current location in 2001 on the new Hulme High Street .
Hot Pot, Moss Side Precinct. (c) Les Grant at Manchester Archives flickr.
Apparently the Hot Pot occasionally featured live local bands, and one night one act overstepped the mark by throwing toilet roll around. The large, gay barman angrily chucked the lead singer off the stage ("were you born a cunt?") and also demanded the crowd finish up their Hydes Anvil ale and leave . These days the huge ASDA and the indoor market straddle site of the old precinct and the Hot Pot.
Hot Pot, Moss Lane. (c) Manchester Local Image Collection. Click here to view full image .