Tuesday, 26 April 2011
St George's 1840
The earliest known picture of St George's dates back to 1840. It was found recently in a distressed state and fragments were carefully pieced together and stuck on a mount.
I took a photograph of this and then used PaintShop Pro to remove blemishes and restore the colour. Here is the result.
In the foreground is a horse-drawn barge on the Peak Forest Canal. Midground is the valley of the Gower Hey Brook before it became filled with trees, houses and allotments. The artist appears to have taken a little license with the tallness of the tower.
You can view the original distressed picture on Hyde DP Xtra.
A modern view of the church is on Hyde Daily Photo.