Doris sent the picture postcard to Miss Greaves of 9 Bristol Avenue, Levenshulme on January 13 1906.
It would seem that Doris had heard that Miss Greaves wanted a picture of the two buildings which made sense given that the old pub had been demolished to make way for the new one which had been opened just two years earlier.
The original Midway dates back an impressive 300 years earlier, first licensed in 1604 and shown here as Midway House in 1900 and 1902 just before its replacement (1907).
To the left of the Midway is a supermarket car park which was once a bowling green,.
Sadly, the Midway has closed and has been taken over by an obscure college having been a cash & carry at some point previously. The pub may have had an Irish name in the 1990s but I'm not sure.”
And sure enough he had been down in Levenshulme and caught this one of the Hotel last year.
Pictures; the Midway Hotel 1904 from the collection of David Harrop and the Midway in 2014 courtesy of Andy Robertson
*Manchester Pubs, http://pubs-of-manchester.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/midway-stockport-road.html