HELP: Wetherspoon’s, Manchester, August 1995

Stained glass window.
Stained glass at the Moon Under Water, tak­en on our vis­it in Feb­ru­ary 2016.

This is very specific: we want to talk to anyone who recalls attending the opening of The Moon Under Water on Deansgate, Manchester, on 15 August 1995.

We’ve heard from peo­ple who went not long after – mem­o­ries of man­nequins in the for­mer cin­e­ma stalls, and awe at the sheer size of the place – but no-one seems to remem­ber day one.

There must have been a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mo­ny – Eddie Ger­shon, who does PR for Wetherspoon’s, reck­ons it was cov­ered in the Man­ches­ter Evening News though he doesn’t have any clip­pings or pho­tos.

If you were there, get in touch. If you have a vague mem­o­ry of your mate hav­ing gone along, or your cousin work­ing behind the bar, give ’em a nudge. We’re and any mem­o­ry, how­ev­er small or appar­ent­ly insignif­i­cant, might be just what we need.

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One thought on “HELP: Wetherspoon’s, Manchester, August 1995”

  1. Inter­est­ing ques­tion – why do you want to know ?
    I might have been in this branch of ‘Spoons on the day in ques­tion. My records show that it opened on 14 August 1995. Hence, that might be an error, or it might be that I attend­ed some invi­ta­tion-only event that was held as a dum­my run for the big day. Or I might sim­ply have messed up my record-keep­ing. I real­ly can’t remem­ber !
    The British Library News­pa­per Library at Boston Spa (North York­shire) holds the Man­ches­ter Evening News on micro­film. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, 1995 is too ear­ly for the MEN web­site, but too late for any of the his­toric news­pa­pers’ web­sites. I also have an incom­plete set of “Wether­spoon News” in the loft – they are like­ly to have report­ed on it.
    You could join and post your ques­tion to the Wether­spoon e-mail group –

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