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06-09-2010, 18:06
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A pub not too far from me – the Greyhound in Adswood, Stockport – has joined the recent trend of closures I have illustrated on the Closed Pubs blog (http://closedpubs.blogspot.com/). Like so many others that have closed, it is a large, 20th-century pub on a free-standing site. A former Greenall’s house, it was never the best pub in the world, and there’s a Hydes pub – the Cross Keys – just down the road, but on the other hand it managed to remain viable for decades, and there’s no shortage of potential customers nearby. Many years ago, we even had a CAMRA social there.

The scale of the steel shutters and fencing suggests there’s little prospect of it reopening as a pub. Google Street View still shows it as open (http://maps.google.co.uk/?ie=UTF8&ll=53.38684,-2.180228&spn=0.001,0.00284&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=53.38685,-2.180413&panoid=G-QY07OkWQByvCZDcWm6NA&cbp=13,242.51,,0,-9.53). It looks to be 1930s from the architecture, although it could be early 50s – the wings look more modern than the central core. In this case, the style is that associated with inter-wars post offices and telephone exchanges rather than Brewer’s Tudor or Art Deco.

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