Monday, 1 February 2010

Big Tree 1983


The original "Big Tree", which stood at the corner of Lilly Street and Stockport Road by the Diamond Row reservoir, traditionally marked the boundary between Hyde and Gee Cross.

The reservoir was covered and the nearby Diamond Row cottages were demolished, to create an open space.

In 1983 a new "big tree" was planted as a memorial to sacrifices made in Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

Janet Howie's photograph was taken in September 1983; compare it with my own photograph from 2007 on Hyde Daily Photograph.

The CDPB theme for today is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

3 comments:

  1. Ghost of Red Pump Street11 February 2010 21:37

    These pictures from the early 80s are great, keep them coming. Is there any of Stockport Road in Gee Cross near to where the crossing stands now ?

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