Old Hyde

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

Friday, 29 February 2008

Market Ground with Watering Trough

I'm not sure of the date of this photograph.

It is clearly of the Market Ground opposite the Town Hall as the White Lion can be clearly seen behind that gorgeous looking lamp on top of the old-style watering trough. It is a pity it could not have been preserved. It puts modern street furniture to shame.

Monday, 25 February 2008

Automasters from Manchester Road Bridge

I'm not sure of the date of this picture. It is from before renovations which took place in the 1980s.

Compare this view with a recent view from roughly the same location

Friday, 22 February 2008

Middleton's Drapers

This drapers on Manchester Road was started by Charles Swindells around 1860. In the 1870s ownership passed to his son-in-law Henry Middleton who continued to run the shop until about 1914.

The photograph was taken c.1905.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

Market Stalls c1915

Market Stalls c.1915

I haven't been able to work out exactly from which direction this was taken.

Tuesday, 12 February 2008

Four Lane Ends

This is Four Lane Ends on Werneth Low, around 1910.

On the left hand side is a Quarry now used as a car park. Werneth Low Road carries on past the Hare & Hounds.

The houses are on Higham Lane which comes in from the right, while Joel Lane goes off at right angles.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Cock & Hen Brow

This picture from 1910 shows Mottram Old Road at a place known as Cock & Hen Brow.

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Monday, 4 February 2008

1925 Hyde Seals Women

The Hyde Seals Water Polo Team from 1904-06 were the world champions and a sculpture honouring their achievement was unveiled outside the Town Hall in 2007.

This picture from 1925 shows a group of girl members of the club.

Friday, 1 February 2008

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