Old Hyde

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

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Bennett Street War Memorial

This picture by Frank Bennett and reproduced here with his permission, first appeared on the Images of England site.

The photograph of the War Memorial on Bennett Street dates from August 1999.

Stone with iron railings. Tall square-shaped shaft with cross motifs at the top and carved panels at the bottom. Stands on a square base which bears the inscription
"In affectionate memory of the men of Newton who gave their lives for their country and the cause of liberty 1914-1919".
and rolls of honour.

The railings have decorative top and bottom rails and spikes along the top.

Saturday, 20 October 2007

Gee Cross Mill

This photograph of the Peak Forest Canal with Gee Cross Mill in the background is by Peter Stockdale. It was published on Photo Archives of the Peak Forest Canal and is reshown here with permission.

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Staff of Cockshoots Garage

This photograph, taken circa 1967, was sent to us by Ian Swindells.

It shows some of the staff of Cockshoots Garage, Dowson Road.

On the left is car-cleaner Ethel; 3rd from left is Tommy Rowbotham; 5th from left is Billy Rushton. The guy sitting down on the right is Roy Ives, whose son Steve raced motorbikes. Ian's dad is Bill Swindells who was Roy Ive's apprentice and drove the Moggy 1000 van.

Cockshoots Garage later became Lex and later still Bells.

The car showroom was demolished in 2006 and retirement apartments built on the site.

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Manchester Road Canal Bridge

This picture by Frank Bennett and reproduced here with his permission, first appeared on the Images of England site.

The August 2000 picture shows the roving bridge and road bridge taking Manchester Road over the Peak Forest Canal.

It was built in 1804 but widened on both sides in the C19 and C20. Snecked, rock-faced and hammer-dressed stone, brick, cast iron and concrete. The original elliptical-arch tunnel which is grooved for stop planks was widened to the north in the mid-C19 with a truncated elliptical keystone arch which is now partly obscured by the C20 footpath bridge. The south was widened later in C19 in brick and is separated from the tow-path bridge by two pipelines. The tow-path bridge has a spiral walkway, panelled cast iron parapet walls and a flat stone slab deck.

Interest stems from the bridge's evolutionary development. Another roving bridge on the canal is Captain Clarke's Bridge
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