Thatched House, Moston Lane, Moston. (c) Alan Winfield with permission.
The Thatched House on Moston Lane is shown at the archives in 1959, 1968, 1971 and 1972 with its Jubilee signage - an unknown brewery around these parts, though it may have been bought up by Bass.
A few years ago the Thatched House was put up for auction, and the familiar Pub Co. "change of use" option was advertised.
One positive about the old pub being offered for conversion is that the online auction gives us a look inside the boozer, showing the attempts that had been made to modernise before final closure.
The Thatched House offered a mix of old bench seating and modern wooden boards inside with a reasonable looking outdoor drinking area to the front overlooking what will soon be breakaway club, F.C. United's, new ground.
The aerial view on Google Maps shows the pub still open with its outdoor seating clearly visible. However, zoom in to Street View and the Thatched House is no more.
Thatched House, Moston Lane. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
Two years ago permission was obtained to convert the Thatched House into two three residential dwellings . Today it's hard to tell that these houses comprise an old pub that was still serving just a few years ago.
Former Thatched House, Moston Lane. (c) Google 2013. View Larger Map.
Former Thatched House, Moston Lane. (c) Mouse Price / Hyde Estate Agents.