Ancoats Youth Club had sadly ceased being a place for the community to come together and use the facilities a number of years before it became a bed shop before it was finally demolished in 2011, with yet another community resource gone forever.
It was at its height of popularity in the 1980s when it was well used by the community of Miles Platting and further afield, when poverty and unemployment were rife in the area as it was in much of North Manchester and when children had little or nothing to do, with very few opportunities for sport or other activities. All of which were on offer at Ancoats Youth Club and included indoor football, regular trips to Harpurhey Baths and pool.
There is very little information regarding the origins of the building, although the architecture dates in from between the 1960s to the 1970s.
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