Friday, 27 June 2014

The Bush demolished

The Bush opened in 1840 and was virtually a country pub which was surrounded by farmland, most of it belonging to the Shepley Family. The first landlord was John Haughton & Haughton Street, which is on the right, was named after him. The pub was closed in 2012 - see photographs on Hyde DP Xtra - and has now been demolished. I understand the land will be used by the adjacent car dealers Stoneacre Group as an extended car park.

On the left is the former rubber works, now Redfern Industrial Estate, its roof festooned with mobile phone masts.

Reminiscences of The Bush can be found on the Hydonian blog.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.


  1. Another pub down the drain... for a car park. Oh brother...

  2. The sky is like that down here today

  3. Always a shame to see these places shut down, and subsequently flattened.

  4. Maybe they should start demolishing car parks and building