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Map of Manchester Public Houses in 1889

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Nice one Gerard.
Any idea what the density of PH's there are in the same area today.
So much for the drink problem of today, it seems to be a lot less than in 1869.
But today, we can't say that there's no fresh water to drink as a defence.:)

Steve.:)
 
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Nice one Gerard.
Any idea what the density of PH's there are in the same area today.
So much for the drink problem of today, it seems to be a lot less than in 1869.
But today, we can't say that there's no fresh water to drink as a defence.:)

Steve.:)
I do not know without looking into it, but as the population of what was the city has declined probably the density is probably lower. However the boundaries of the city spread up until 1931 and stayed more or less the same until 1974, so many pubs existed and were built in the newly incorporated townships.

Actually in 1889 the water supply was not quite as you might expect. When Belle Vue Prison (otherwise know as Hyde Rd Gaol or the Borough Gaol) was built, the work was overseen by the Water Works Committee. It took several years to build and opened in 1850!

The same team that brought the other map are also going to put a map of the waterworks on the same site. See:
http://personalpages.manchester.ac.uk/staff/m.dodge/mappingmanchester/

Gerard
 

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