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#279766 - 3rd Jan 2009 9:53am 115 Conway Arms Claughton Road
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The conway arms on the corner of Claughton Road and Conway Street c1890.



Built in 1870, demolished to make way for the Conway St flyover.

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#279885 - 3rd Jan 2009 7:14pm Re: 115 Conway Arms Claughton Road [Re: uptoncx]
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The Conway Arms as shown in the photo was demolished a long time before the fly over was built. In the 1950s there was a new Conway Arms on that same site, known as the flat iron {due to it being a single story building and with been on the V corner of the roads had the shape of a flat iron.}
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#279938 - 3rd Jan 2009 9:14pm Re: 115 Conway Arms Claughton Road [Re: jimbob]
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This was the same building as was demolished in the late 1960s when the flyovers were built, and it was indeed often called the flat iron. The picture below is from the Conway Street side, and you can see how far out the single storey part on Claughton Road side protrudes, giving the appearance of a single storey building from that side.







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#335174 - 9th Jul 2009 1:18pm Re: 115 Conway Arms Claughton Road [Re: uptoncx]
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The building on the right of conway st is the school, which is still there. Now used by the council I think.


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