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Default Ancoats building, Manchester 11/13 - 03-11-2013, 20:42

I thought that this was a closed down pub but there is no record of it being so! From my own observations, it looks like it was some kind of print shop for signs and big sticky labels! So - apologies for finding no info, I did my best!
I've had my eye on this place for a while, I did plan a trip with others but they wussed out because of the rain and workload. Ha ha! So I decided to go in alone with many fears of how strong the floor was. It turned out to be concrete so all was well - until I entered! It was like a scene from the birds, disgruntled pigeons swooped in a narrow stairway and I had to duck for cover. wearing a mask was also a good move because it was pretty rank in there. Getting out with no fresh pigeon poop on myself was nothing short of a miracle.
So - on with the pictures!

Main exterior 1:


Exterior 2:


Not sure what this was all about. First floor:



View of Pollard St:


Lift! This is what swayed me from thinking it was an old pub:


Ladder to nowhere:


Top floor:


Cellar:




White no sugar - or pigeon crap please!:


Ground level highlights:


Some kind of dispensing machine:


Flakey Stairs!:


It'll be for you! Sod that, You answer it! Eww.:


Ornate Cast supports:


Ground level:


workshop with corner seating! Canteen? :


Vain? no, just gorgeous! Ha ha! I was glad of that mask.:


A quick videoclip:
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Default 04-11-2013, 14:11

Pretty cool, nice find!


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Default 07-11-2013, 21:23

grim but cool


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Default 17-11-2013, 00:22

Nice. New :-)


photos here too
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Default 01-12-2013, 17:48

Probably was a bank, nice.


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Default 11-12-2013, 23:10

I am able to give a little info on this building.

According to the Greater Manchester Sites & Monument Records it was built by 1905 and is recorded as 31-33 Pollard Street. It is believed to have been Heatherington's Dining Rooms and was listed in a directory of 1921.

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