Monday, 25 July 2016

Didsbury Pubs .............. stories, paintings and a bit more ........ nu 3 the Wellington

A short series reflecting on some of the Didsbury pubs Peter has painted and I have spent time in.

I have to confess it will be a long series given that both of us over the years can claim to have been in all of them, although never I hasten to add been thrown out.

This is the Wellington.

Now I say the Wellington but the place has undergone both name changes and a slight change of use.

There will be some who can claim to have drunk in there when it was the Wellington and may even have the beer mat.  Lots more will remember it as the Cavalcade and I have yet to eat in it since it has become a restaurant.

That said there will be no one who will remember the previous building which was a far more modest affair and boasted a bowling green.

So there you have it, a little bit of pub history which just leaves me to do the outrageous plus....... you find Peter’s painting in our book Didsbury Through Time, available at Morton’s Bookshop, and at the this very moment we are working on Manchester Pubs, The stories behind the Doors

Location; Didsbury

Painting; the Wellington © 2014 Peter Topping, Paintings from Pictures, Web:

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