Friday, 9 January 2009
The "Crown Pole" is not a conventional signpost. The top eight fingers in descending order point to Audenshaw, Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Mossley, Longdendale (almost invisible here as it points directly at the camera) and Droylsden. The bottom finger, presumably added to give balance, merely points "South".
It was erected in 2002, along with others in Tameside, to commemorate the golden jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
On the market ground opposite Corporation Street, it replaced former flower tubs.
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Saturday, 3 January 2009
This photograph is by Peter Whatley and used here with permission.
It was taken in March 1989 and shows the Manchester-bound platform and a train heading towards Godley Junction.
On Hyde Daily Photo you can see recent photographs of the platform (taken from the opposite end of the station) and of the line towards Godley East.