I grew up round Great Stone Rd and then lived in Whalley Range & Chorlton until about 87. I used to drink in the Quadrant - played football and pool for teams from there, always met up there before going to watch United and Lancs - but was in the Throstles on Mondays after 5 a side at Chorlton baths and on most Fridays before going into town. Rafters, Berlin, Nude Night at the Hacienda, the Venue, the Gallery - that sort of thing. I used to like the Northumberland in OT before it got knocked down. Pubs in that part of the world, especially Stretford seem to be an endangered species!