The Lost Pubs of Gorton
Mike Whiteley got in touch recently after finding a lot of paintings in the loft that had been left by his father.
“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: