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 lose his livelihood 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.