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Added 27th February 2011 by dubwise-er


The Hacienda

An interesting article from Hac. Newsletter 1V. about the history of that part of the inner city. I always thought “Little Ireland” was a bit further over to Oxford Rd. and across to Ancoats. No doubt Charlie Marx and Freddy Engels were often to be seen strutting their stuff through the cess pit this area notoriously was , with maybe the odd visit from Emmeline Pankhurst. Even up to the ‘50s and early ‘60s this area was rife with slum landlords and boarding houses, often used by “Navvies”, hiring the same bed on shift rotation....that being straight from the horse’s mouth. It was a time of “no blacks, no Irish, no dogs”.....why,what’s wrong with dogs? Eeh it makes you proud...
Can’t imagine many clubs ever giving the lowdown on the socio-economic back ground of the environs of their “glamorous” night club, so well done that man!

Latest Discussion

“You're right mate. Little Ireland was the area around Great Marlborough Street and Hulme Street and the Medlock. Old maps show Forge St, Anvil St etc around there. Irish Town was another name for Angel Meadow, adjacent to Ancoats, around Rochdale Road and the Irk.”
28 Feb 2011
“50,000 back-to-back terraced houses in Manchester at it's peak. Total now: none, not even in a museum. all bulldozed.
Tony Wilson did have a thing for Karl Marx.”
08 Mar 2011
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