Brinnington Rd, Stockport SK5 8AD
High on a hill, above Stockport town centre sat the Jack and Jill.
Built in 1954 to serve the emerging nearby social housing estate.
A curved brick frontage overlooking the Goyt Valley.
Classical Moderne with a splash of Brut – it’s all over.
In happier times it served the Community.
I returned to find:
Tinned-up doors and windows, no sign of a sign.
No sign of signs of life, save the landlord of eight years packing up to leave for pastures new, The Friendship in Romiley.
“I want flat caps, darts and dominoes, its got a bowling green too!”
I asked if the Jack and Jill was to be demolished?
“It’s up for sale.”
No amount of vinegar and brown paper, I fear, will put Jack back together again.
Jill perpetually tumbling.