Old Hyde

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

Friday, 9 January 2009

The Crown Pole 2002

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.

Read post update January 2012.


  1. these photos have a surreal quality. I like em!

  2. That looks confusion are there that many choices to turn? I love the look of the pole though.

  3. As a comparison, I have a photo of the crown pole in Stalybridge as my "Stalybridge Saturday" theme on my blog this week:

  4. These we do have, without the plaque though. I'm sure yours is more reliable than ours.


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