The Queens Hotel still stands on Rochdale Rd in Harpurhey, although its business is purely as an hotel rather than its historic use as a public house under the hospices of Peter Walker & Sons Ltd – Warrington & Burton-upon-Trent.
The Queens Hotel is now called the Sandown Hotel and is a rare survivor on this stretch of Rochdale Road as the photographs show.
More often than not, public houses would often fall last in demolitions, but they would most certainly fall. Not in this case thankfully and Harpurhey still retains this rich piece of architectural and social history.
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