Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Old, disused, forgotten and converted pubs
iansmithofotley
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Re: Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Postby iansmithofotley » Mon 19 Sep, 2016 9:43 pm

Hi Jack,

I was brought up in Woodhouse and my father was from the Farm Hill Estate at Meanwood, near to the pub. As a child I remember the pub being called the 'Melbourne' but, in later years, it changed its name to the 'Meanwood'. It is now demolished and on the site is a block of flats called Cherry Court.

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Ian
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Re: Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Postby volvojack » Tue 20 Sep, 2016 11:16 am

Thanks for that Ian,
I now seem to remember that in the early 1960's there was a long sign on the front of the building that said "Melbourne" but as there was already a pub up York Road with that name i thought my mind was playing tricks (again.)
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Re: Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Postby warringtonrhino » Tue 20 Sep, 2016 2:13 pm

Melbourne was the name of the brewery, I think it was on Regent Street.
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Re: Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Postby volvojack » Tue 20 Sep, 2016 4:52 pm

warringtonrhino wroteColonMelbourne was the name of the brewery, I think it was on Regent Street.


That's correct but Ian and I were talking about a couple of Pubs in Leeds with that name.

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Re: Leeds Lost Pubs - Part 2

Postby iansmithofotley » Tue 20 Sep, 2016 7:59 pm

Hi Jack,

I’ve done a bit of research about the Leeds pubs called, locally, as the ‘Melbourne’.

I have checked the Old Maps website and both pubs are shown on the 1933 map (and later maps). The pub on York Road is called the Melbourne Hotel and the pub on Meanwood Road is called the Meanwood Hotel. The Melbourne Brewery dates from about 1889 but was taken over by Tetley’s Brewery in 1960.

As a child, I do not remember a sign saying the Meanwood Hotel but there was a Melbourne sign. I wonder if a Meanwood Hotel sign did not appear until after the change of brewery in 1960. I have checked a few websites and forums and there is no doubt that probably up to 1960, all of the local people knew the pub as the Melbourne, even though the proper name was the Meanwood Hotel.

Funnily enough, I bet that if you asked the elderly Meanwood people where the Melbourne pub was, they would tell you straight away, but if you asked them where Cherry Court was they wouldn’t have a clue, and neither did I until yesterday.

Ian

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