You know this is slightly off topic but you are all talking about
Park and Matthers & Plattt. The name Matthers and Platt is very familiar to
me but I don't know why. Maybe one of my relatives work there but is
Trafford anything to do with Old Trafford?
Yes, Trafford is the name given to the whole area, it's a borough I
think(?), Old Trafford is the name given to a specific part of it, and
that's where Trafford Park now is.
My grandmother used to work in the pub at Old Trafford - the name of
my mind right now but I remember going there and quite close by was a Soccer
Pitch that my uncle used to play at. Does anyone remember that area?
The obvious suggestion would be Old Trafford, home of (Dare I say it?),
the much fabled Manchester United, (CITY FANS REMEMBER - There's no point
putting your shoe through the monitor, it's only a box of tricks, it has
no control over what appears on it!!!), but that's not generally open for
I'm not a football fan myself, (yes, there are a few males around who
can't abide the game either!), but I am familiar with the pubs currently
in the Old Trafford area, though not THAT familiar you understand!! The
pub in the centre of Trafford Park is "The Trafford Park Hotel", that
seems to have been there for as long as anyone can remember, not that
they remember much after a night in there! It's a beautiful victorian
building, and massive in size!
Other pubs in the immeadiate Old Trafford area include "The Dog and
Partridge", which has been there an awfully long time, and judging from
the last time I was in there, still hasn't been cleaned since opening
day, and "The Trafford", to name but a few of those there now.
Hope that helps
All this talk has made me thirsty......