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Manchester Arms

Picture source: Phil Moran

The Manchester Arms was situated on the corner of Wellington Road and Petersgate. This pub was known as Cobdens at time of closure in 2013. Publican from 1900 to 1925 was Fred Briggs.
The Landlord from 1881 - 1886 was Arthur Richard Unsworth who used to carry a loaded revolver on his person and entertain prostitutes in the bar. He may have continued to run the pub after 1886 but that was the year his wife Mary finally left him, he being a violent drunk who had had a number of affairs and who had threatened to shoot his wife with the aforementioned revolver. The landlords wife Mary (Mundy) was my cousin four times removed. I gleaned the above information from her divorce petition.
Nichola Collinge (November 2015)

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