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Brown Cow

Picture source: George Riding


The Brown Cow was situated at 319 Worsley Road. This pub closed in 2015.
Firstly this pub was heavily vandalised and orbis security had to battle with vandals by constantly re-fitting ripped down metal shutters. They even had to cover the roof with vandal paint as youths were gaining entry through the roof. They started fitting more cameras and security after kids set fire to curtains within the building causing enough smoke to give the illusion that the whole building was in flames, so it triggered a large amount of fire brigade callouts. It started to become a regular thing, despite orbis's efforts, the building still went up multiple times.
In November last year there was a larger fire which actually made the news, the fire destroyed the entire upper story of the building ( I found this out through a blog video post ). It caused minor damage downstairs but the fire ripped the roof right off, there was then another larger fire I think it was about a month later near the beginning of 2018, the back end of the pub was completely obliterated by yet another devastating fire on the first floor this time, Completely ripping off the roof and leaving the entire building too exposed to even be possibly boarded back up again. The site was a mess, It was only a few weeks ago the pub was completely demolished. Its not just a flat are with minor parts like small walls and holes leading to the basement left.
Dan (December 2020)

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