Old Hyde

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

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Comfort Corner, 1948

I recently heard from Bill Bevan who now lives in Nebraska USA, who wrote
I have a photo of my dad on his bike at the corner of Market street/ Manchester road / Newton street about 1948 showing Garbetts shop and an old number 19 double decker. It hung on my dad's living room wall from the eary 60s until his death in 1987 then on mine and we brought it with us when we moved to Nebraska. He always claimed the man on the bike was him on his way home from work at E Lowerys whose yard was under the arches at Hyde station. He was their lorry driver up to his retirement and I can just about remember him driving their steam shovel as well. I remember the old SHMD trams, the tramshed used to be roughly where Morrisons store is on Mottram Rd. Some of the trams had wooden slatted seats the backs of which reversed when the tram changed direction and were bloody uncomfortable if you were a kid in short trousers. They only ran as far as Godly Arches bacause they couldn't make the grade up to Mottram, there were also buses from there to Glossop which usualy needed the radiator refiiling at the horse trough just before what is now the eastern end of the M67.
See Hyde Daily Photo for a view from about the same spot now.

For Our World Tuesday.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

A View of Pole Bank

Pole Bank was originally the home of the Ashton and Beeley famiies. Thomas Kerfoot rented the property from 1912-19.

The hall and grounds were purchased in 1920 by George Frederick Byrom for £4200. He died in 1942 and in 1946 in accordance with his will Pole Bank Hall and Grounds were bequeathed to the Corporation of Hyde for the use and recreation of the general public. Read details of the bequest.

A video by "Lilac Toad" with old photos relating to the history of Pole Bank can by found on YouTube.

Another video shows the work of the Friends of Pole Bank who carried out needed restoration work of the pond last year.

The hall itself is now a nursing home and the grounds are a public open space.

The small three-foot sapling in the above photograph is now a mature fir tree as can be seen in a view across the pond on Hyde Daily Photo (Vol. 2).

Another four recent photographs of Pole Bank pond can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.
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