Old Hyde

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

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Orlando Oldhams Cork Cutters Factory

Janet Howie's photograph from 1984 is of the Orlando Oldhams cork cutters factory, latterly Ashworth's bag factory. The white building on the right is the Queen Adelaide.

The factory has since been demolished and an estate of modern houses, called Queen's Close, has been built on the site, as can be seen on Hyde Daily Photo.

More O posts at ABC Wednesday


  1. Can't be much work for 'cork cutters' these days.

  2. Is this the Oldham with the Oldham Mumps station or am I way off base?

  3. This post was a real corker. Interesting history.

  4. Fun! And perfect for 'O'!

    My husband used to work in a cork 'factory' - but nowhere near Oldham!


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