Old Hyde

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

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Onward Christian Soldiers

Whit Walks are a strong traditon in the North of England. They still take place in neighbouring Ashton.

This picture from the 1900s shows the walk in Gee Cross, passing the Lamb Inn.

One of the most popular hymns of the time was Onward Christian Soldiers.

My other ABC Wednesday O posts this week are ~~ Onward at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Oslo at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ Over the Rainbow at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Saturday, 26 April 2008

West Side of Market Street

This picture of the West side of Market Street compliments the picture of the East side posted last week.

That is the same tram at the bottom of the street.

On this side is the Church Inn which in recent years has changed its name to Tylers. At present it is closed as are the Globe and Flannagans (previously Moulders).

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Newton Bank Printworks

I recently posted here a picture of the Damage at James North Works caused by the flash flood which hit Hyde in May 1906.

A violent thunderstorm struck on May 8th and five inches of rain fell in five hours. Here we see the destruction caused around Newton Bank Printworks.

My other ABC Wednesday N posts this week are ~~ Newton Hall from the Rear at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ No Smoking at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ No Through Road at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Monday, 21 April 2008

The East Side of Market Street

This is the East side of the top part of Market Street from before the First World War.

It looks quite a bit different now.

Saturday, 19 April 2008

Hyde Junction 1960

This picture shows the start of Victoria Road, Dukinfield at its junction with Dukinfield Road and Junction Street.

It is in the opposite direction to this recent photograph on Hyde Daily Photo.

Thanks to John Taylor for allowing us to use this picture from his blog Dukinfield Views.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Mule spinners

This pictures shows three mule spinners at J H Radcliffe's cotton mill in 1924. The man on the left is Harry Driver.

It needs three men to work a pair of mules. The spinning took place in a hot and humid room, which required light clothing. The floor was covered in machine oil and spinners worked barefoot. The machine moved back and forward pulling and twisting the cotton. This action stretched the cotton into thin threads called yarn.

My other ABC Wednesday M posts this week are Man up a Tree at Hyde Daily Photo ~~ Millennium Festival Trail at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ M&S at Sithenah.

To visit other ABC M posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Friday, 11 April 2008

Edith and Dorothy Woodhead

This 1921 photograph of Edith and Dorothy Woodhead, the daughters of Samuel Woodhead and Annie Gee, was sent to me by Edith's daughter, Ruth Beck.

Ruth is researching her family history. She writes
When my mum died in 2000, all of our family history died with her. One day, going through my mother's things, I found a marriage certificate for Annie Gee of Romiley and Sam Woodhead of Stalybridge. Annie's father was Edwin Gee. Martha was listed as Agatha on the census, her father was Henry Bardsley and Kenyon was her mother's married name to Edward Kenyon who died before Martha was born. The earliest Gees I have found were in Apethorn in the early 1700s. Other addresses I found during the 1800s were Werneth Low Coal Pits, Pinfold, New Houses, Werneth, PoleAcre Lane. My grandfather owned 4 homes in Greave Fold in the early 1900s and Edwin died while living at 6 Fern Street in 1945. So I have done quite well with lots of help from many folks in your area. The place I would have liked to have found more information about was Beech Lane, where Peter Gee died in 1849. I think it was a home for the infirmed as the witness to his death was Mary Gee, an inmate and Peter died of diarrhea. He would have been 72. I think most of my family are buried at Stockport, Saint Mary.

Update 2014: The contact previous given for Ruth is now a dead link.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

L is for Lovers Alley

This photograph from about the 1920s shows a place somewhere in the Kingston area, but exactly where, I'm not sure.

To visit more ABC Wednesday L posts, visit Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

Friday, 4 April 2008

North Cheshire Herald Offices 1910

The North Cheshire Herald & Hyde & Glossop General Advertiser was founded by George Booth in 1853.

From 1860 it was edited and printed on a steam printing press in Hamnett Street.

In the 1930s it changed its name to the North Cheshire Herald & Hyde Reporter. At various times separate editions were printed for Longdendale and for Marple, Bredbury & Romily.

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

1906 Flood Damage at James North Works

This is Old Hyde's 50th post.

There is a "water" theme amongst CDPB bloggers today. So where's the water here? Well it is April 1st, so maybe I'm fooling you! But if you are reading this after 12 noon then the joke will be on me.

Here the water has been and gone. In May 1906 Hyde suffered severe flash floods. This picture shows the damage caused at the James North Works.

For more watery sights today, visit the following: Adelaide ~~ Albuquerque ~~ American Fork ~~ Anderson ~~ Ararat ~~ Arradon ~~ Ashton under Lyne ~~ Athens ~~ Auckland ~~ Austin ~~ Bandung ~~ Barton ~~ Belgrade by Paja ~~ Belgrade by Bibi ~~ Bellefonte ~~ Bicheno ~~ Bogor ~~ Boston by Fenix ~~ Boston by Clueless ~~ Boston by Sarah, Whit & Leyre ~~ Brighton ~~ Brookville ~~ Budapest by Isadora ~~ Budapest by Zannnie & Zsolt ~~ Canterbury ~~ Cape Town ~~ Chandler ~~ Chateaubriant ~~ Cheltenham ~~ Chicago ~~ Christchurch ~~ Clearwater ~~ Clearwater Beach ~~ Cleveland ~~ Coral Gables ~~ Cypress ~~ Dallas ~~ Dunedin ~~ Durban ~~ East Gwillimbury ~~ Evry ~~ Glasgow ~~ Greenville ~~ Grenoble ~~ Guelph ~~ Gun Barrel City ~~ Hamilton ~~ Hampton ~~ Haninge ~~ Helsinki ~~ Hobart ~~ Hyde ~~ Inverness ~~ Jackson ~~ Jakarta ~~ Jefferson City ~~ Jogjakarta ~~ Joplin ~~ Juneau ~~ Katonah ~~ Kuala Lumpur ~~ Kyoto ~~ Lake Forest Park ~~ Larchmont ~~ Las Vegas ~~ Lisbon by Sailor Girl ~~ Lisbon by Maria João ~~ Lodz ~~ London by Ham ~~ London by Mo ~~ Mainz ~~ Maple Ridge ~~ Marseille ~~ Mazatlan ~~ Melbourne by John ~~ Melbourne by Mblamo ~~ Memphis ~~ Menton ~~ Mexico City by Carraol ~~ Mexico City by Poly ~~ Minneapolis by Greg ~~ Minneapolis by Mitch ~~ Minsk ~~ Monrovia ~~ Monte Carlo ~~ Montego Bay ~~ Monterrey ~~ Moscow ~~ Mumbai by Magiceye ~~ Mumbai by Anu ~~ Mumbai by Kunalbhatia ~~ Nancy ~~ Naples ~~ Nashville ~~ Nelson ~~ New Orleans ~~ New York City ~~ Niamey ~~ Norfolk ~~ Norman ~~ Norwich ~~ Nottingham ~~ Odense ~~ Omsk ~~ Orlando ~~ Oslo ~~ Paderborn ~~ Paris by Eric ~~ Paris by Gordio ~~ Pasadena ~~ Petaling Jaya ~~ Pilisvörösvár ~~ Pont-à-Mousson ~~ Port Angeles ~~ Port Elizabeth ~~ Port Townsend ~~ Port Vila ~~ Portland (OR) ~~ Portland (ME) ~~ Portsmouth ~~ Prague ~~ Quincy ~~ Riga ~~ Rotterdam ~~ Saarbrücken ~~ Saigon ~~ Saint Louis ~~ Saint Paul ~~ Salem ~~ Salt Lake City by atc ~~ Salt Lake City by Eric ~~ San Diego ~~ San Francisco ~~ Seattle by Chuck ~~ Seattle by Kim ~~ Seguin ~~ Selma ~~ Sequim ~~ Sesimbra ~~ Setúbal ~~ Shanghai ~~ Sharon ~~ Singapore ~~ Sofia ~~ St Francis ~~ Stavanger ~~ Stayton ~~ Stockholm ~~ Stouffville ~~ Subang Jaya ~~ Suffolk ~~ Sunshine Coast ~~ Sydney by Nathalie ~~ Sydney by Sally ~~ Székesfehérvár ~~ Tacloban City ~~ Terrell by Jim ~~ Terrell by BS ~~ The Hague ~~ Tokyo ~~ Toruń ~~ Toulouse ~~ Turin ~~ Tuzla ~~ Twin Cities ~~ Victoria ~~ Vienna ~~ Virginia Beach ~~ Wailea ~~ Washington ~~ Wassenaar ~~ Wellington ~~ West Paris ~~ West Sacramento ~~ Weston ~~ Williamsburg ~~ Willits ~~ Yardley.
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