Old Hyde

Old Hyde
Pole Bank 1910 ----------------------------------------------------------Town Hall 1937 --------------------------------------------- Cenotaph 1990

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Sundial Cottage


Dated 1697, this cottage on Pudding Lane had a stone sundial on its front.

The photograph was taken around 1905.

Although a listed building, it was badly vandalised and eventually demolished. Only the names of two terraces, Sundial Walk and Sundial Close on the Hattersley estate now commemorate the site.

My other ABC Wednesday S posts this week are ~~ St Michael's & All Angels at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Scream at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ South Pier at Sunset at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Restaurant (British)


This was the British Restaurant in Hyde during WWII.

British Restaurants were communal kitchens created during the Second World War to ensure communities and people who had run out of rationing coupons were still able to eat. They were set up by the Ministry of Food and run by local committees on a non-profit making basis. Meals were purchased for a set price of 5 shillings or less. No-one could be served with a meal of more than one serving of meat, game, poultry, fish, eggs, or cheese.

Originally called Community Feeding Centres, the name British Restaurants was preferred by Winston Churchill.

Hyde Swimming Baths on Union Street was commandeered to provide the service. The site is now a car park.

My other ABC Wednesday R posts this week are ~~ Rabbit Lane at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Reflections in a Teapot at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ Roadworks at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Whit Walkers: St. George's


It is Whit Friday today.

This group of walkers gathered outside St. George's on Whit Friday 1919.

They would probably meet up with walkers from Gee Cross and other churches in the area.

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Queen Adelaide Reservoir under construction


The Queen Adelaide Reservoir, across the road from the Queen Adelaide Public House in Gee Cross, is one of several in the area, built by the Victorians in the late 1860s.

Most like the one at Little Stonepit have long since been covered in and grassed over.

This one is now Sam Redfern Green and the venue for the annual Gee Cross Fete.

My other ABC Wednesday Q posts this week are ~~ Queen Adelaide Inn Sign at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Queen Victoria's Back at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ Queen Victoria Not Amused at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Saturday, 10 May 2008

Brian & Michael talk about Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs


L.S. Lowry, lived in Mottram from 1948 until his death in 1976. Today's post on Hyde Daily Photo features the bronze statue of Lowry seated on a bench located next to the junction of Hyde Road and Stalybridge Road. There is also a close-up picture of the statue on my photoblog Sithenah.

Local duo Brian & Michael created a new audience for Lowry when they recorded their One Hit Wonder Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs. In this video they talk about why Kevin is Brian, and how St. Winifred's Choir came to sing on the record, but not Top of The Pops.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Pole Bank Hall


Pole Bank Hall was the family home of the Ashton family.

More information can be found on my Pole Bank Perambulation at Ackworth born, gone West.

Recent pictures of the pond can also be seen on Hyde Daily Photo and my photoblog Sithenah.

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Friday, 2 May 2008

Royal Visit to Hyde 1946



The Royal Visit To Hyde by Their Majesties King George VI & Queen Elizabeth.

This rare footage was filmed on Dowson Road by George Wain in July 1946.
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