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Admiral Beatty

Picture source: John Mason

The Admiral Beatty was situated at 78 Valley Drive. This pub opened in 1946 and closed in 1999. It has now been demolished.
Source: Darkstar
I moved into 56 Valley Drive in 1951 and I was about 5 and a half. went to Westcourt School then Southfields The Admiral Beatty was a wooden building with a black stain or paint outside construction, and there were no shops in that parade that's there now. Just out of intrest there were 3 Dustbins near where the Chemist is and they where for waste food or Pig Bins for the farmer. (Not allowed now) the land behind the even numbered houses from 2 to the pub was what we now call a market garden, and the owner had a big Van with a door in the back selling all his Veg. River View Park had not been built and from the front upstairs bay window you could see the control tower of the airport. and from just past the shops Valley drive was an unadopted road to the 3 lane A2. yes 3 lanes 1 each way and the suicide lane in the middle for overtaking. God this has brought back some old memories. I now live north of manchester and my other 2 brothers live in Devon and near Wigan.
Mike Bondi (November 2017)

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Name Dates Comments
Laurelle Faiers 1970s-2002 My mum Pauline Bagley was the last landlady of this pub.