The Lost Pubs of Gorton

15th November 2018
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Mike Whiteley got in touch recently after finding a lot of paintings in the loft that had been left by his father.

Mike writes:

“I found them covered in a large plastic bag. My father, Arthur Whiteley, painted them in the late 60’s and 70’s. I am sure he grew up near The Sportsman pub on Hengist Street. His local in later life was The Dog and Partridge on Cross Lane.”

The paintings are from a moment of time which saw the transformation of Gorton with a massive urban renewal programme of demolition and rebuilding. Following this, a lot of old pubs were lost.

If you remember these pubs and you have any stories connected with them perhaps you or someone in your family can get in touch to share your memories.

These paintings document the Lost Pubs of Gorton:

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Great post!

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Great paintings and memories of many pubs in Gorton. My father, Uncle and Paternal Grandfather used to frequent The Royal Oak, which is still trading, on Cross Lane. My Grandfather won ‘Spot the Ball’ in the 70’s. Most of the men of the family helped him celebrate in ‘the Oak’, I’m sure I remember a picture was taken of them all at the bar. It could have been The Gorton and Openshaw Reporter, or The Manchester Evening News? It was a tidy sum he won, back in the day…around £10,000! Plus a coloured TV. My Mother used to join my… Read more »