- Manchester City CouncilLeader Of The Council
- Gary NevillePartner, Zerum Ltd
- Zerum Ltd
- Mick LoughmanChair Of Planning Committee, Manchester City Council
Save the Sir Ralph Abercromby - Preserve Manchester's history
The Sir Ralph Abercromby pub dates back to the early 19th century and the Peterloo Massacre. Despite 200 years of history, Manchester City Council's Regeneration Team is planning to allow developers to demolish this historic building.
The Sir Ralph Abercromby remains a popular and successful business with a loyal community of regulars who use the pub week in week out. Landlord Mike and his team have worked hard to build up his business but will loose his livlihood and five years of hard work.
Developers have indicated their intention to demolish the pub with a new building proposed for this site. Rather than loose a piece of Manchester history, they could easily accommodate the existing building into the plans. We've lost enough historic buildings to be replaced by steel & glass boxes. It's time we fought to keep our history.
We call upon Manchester City Council to work with their partner developers Zerum and their lead partner Gary Neville to incorporate the Sir Ralph Abercromby into the development of the Jacksons' Row area.
We call upon Manchester City Council Planning Committee to retain Manchester's history and reject planning proposals to demolish the pub.
- Leader Of The Council
Manchester City Council
- Partner, Zerum Ltd
- Zerum Ltd
- Chair Of Planning Committee, Manchester City Council
Save the Sir Ralph Abercromby
Landmarks that go to the heart of what makes this city should be preserved. Especially landmarks that are useful and add variety to the life of the city. The Abercromby is more though than that. It is a rare remaining Georgian building, along with the Friends Meeting House, in the area. More importantly, again with the Friends Meeting House, it is the last witness of the Peterloo Massacre. This was an epoch changing event in 1819 and a vital stepping stone to full British democracy. To demolish it would be short-sighted and morally wrong. It would be embarrassing for a city as ambitious as Manchester.
Come on Manchester; to be a Power House of the North you must not forget or leave behind your history, that's what makes you great not a plethora of glass and concrete that will, in any case be pulled down within 50 years to make way for something else that is new an shiny.
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