Old Hyde

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

Monday, 27 October 2008

Broadbottom Station

These photographs were taken by Peter Whatley and are used here with permission.

This was taken on 2nd July 1988 from the cross-platform bridge looking towards Manchester.

Although the line now only goes to Glossop and Hadfield, until the 1960s there was a through service to London (St Marylebone).

Of this picture on Geograph, Peter writes
By 1988, almost all the structure had been sold for use as a restaurant. British Rail retained the "lean to" section nearest the camera as a booking office.

Of this photograph from 1977 Peter writes that it shows the station in substantially its original state with the railway booking hall and waiting room still available.

You can see how the station looks today on Hyde Daily Photo.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

In George Wain's footsteps

George Wain's 1947 film Much Ado is probably the only moving memory we have of the area of Gee Cross where it was filmed.

Now seftonwallet who was responsible for transforming George's film into video-format was been revisiting the locations featured therein with Ken Richards and has produced this new fascinating video.

If you haven't seen the original I suggest you watch that first (link above) and then watch the new film.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Newton Street

This is Newton Street which leads up towards Flowery Field church.

It was taken by Frank Bennett, some time prior to 2002 at the latest. It is a scan of an 8 x 8 print from a 120 film.

Dukinfield Road (the A627 from Ashton under Lyne) after passing Edward Street, meets Newton Street at this mini-roundabout.

Today, there are traffic lights. Although the smaller textile mill in the foreground remains, Ashton Bros Mill in the background has been demolished.

You can see how the junction looks today on Hyde Daily Photo.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Prince Henry in Hyde

On Thursday 6th February 1930, Prince Henry, third son of George V, visited Hyde.

He was met at Pole Bank by the Mayor, Alderman Middleton.

Crowds lined the route along Stockport Road and Market Street all the way from Gee Cross to the Town Hall.

The entourage of dignatories proceeded to Beeley Street where the Prince was presented with a gold key which he used to open the new Hyde Lads Club. There he was treated to a gymnastic display.

The procession then made its way to the Town Hall where, after a presentation, lunch was served to 300 guests which included the Mayors of several neighbouring towns.

Afterwards the Mayor and the Chief Constable accompanied the Prince to Broomstair Bridge where they handed him over to the Lord Mayor of Manchester.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Lines at Hyde North

Photograph © Peter Whatley and used with permission.

The theme for City Daily Photo Blogs this month is Lines.

The picture was take on 24th March 1989 from a train approaching Hyde North station. The track on the left is the electrified line from Manchester Piccadilly towards Glossop which at one time went to Sheffield via the Woodhead Tunnel.

The line South through Hyde North goes to Marple and is not electrified.

On my photograph of Hyde North station, July 2006, taken from the top of the platform crossover bridge, you can see this viewed from the opposite direction.

Peter's picture (in colour) can be viewed on the Geograph site.

163 blogs have registered and are lined up to run this theme: ~~ Albuquerque, ~~ American Fork, ~~ Arradon, ~~ Ashton under Lyne, ~~ Aspen, ~~ Auckland, (Lachezar), ~~ Auckland (Baruch), ~~ Austin, ~~ Avignon, ~~ Bandung (Eki), ~~ Bandung (Harry), ~~ Bandung (Bunyamin), ~~ Barrow-in-Furness, ~~ Barton, ~~ Baziège, ~~ Belgrade (Bibi), ~~ Belgrade (BgdPic), ~~ Bellefonte, ~~ Bicheno, ~~ Birmingham, ~~ Bogor, ~~ Boston (Clueless), ~~ Boston (Ilse), ~~ Budapest (Zannnie and Zsolt), ~~ Budapest (Agrajag), ~~ Budapest (Isadora), ~~ Buenos Aires, ~~ Canterbury, ~~ Cape Town (JSB), ~~ Cape Town (Kerry-Anne), ~~ Cavite, ~~ Château-Gontier, ~~ Chateaubriant (Trieulet), ~~ Chateaubriant (Bergson), ~~ Cheltenham, ~~ Chennai, ~~ Coral Gables, ~~ Durban, ~~ Edwardsville, ~~ Fort Lauderdale, ~~ Franschhoek, ~~ Geneva, ~~ Glasgow, ~~ Greenville, ~~ Grenoble, ~~ Hamilton, ~~ Hangzhou, ~~ Helsinki, ~~ Hobart, ~~ Honningsvag, ~~ Hyde (Gerald), ~~ Hyde (Old Hyde), ~~ Islip, ~~ Jackson, ~~ Jakarta, ~~ Jefferson City, ~~ Karwar, ~~ Knoxville, ~~ Kuala Lumpur, ~~ La Antigua Guatemala, ~~ Lakewood, ~~ Larchmont, ~~ Las Vegas, ~~ Lisbon, ~~ Lodz, ~~ London (Mo), ~~ London (Ham), ~~ Madrid, ~~ Mainz, ~~ Manila (Hilda), ~~ Manila (Anthony), ~~ Manila (Heyokity), ~~ Melbourne, ~~ Menton, ~~ Mexico City, ~~ Middletown, ~~ Milton, ~~ Milwaukee, ~~ Minneapolis (Mitch), ~~ Minneapolis (Greg), ~~ Minneapolis (Scott), ~~ Molfetta, ~~ Monrovia, ~~ Monte Carlo, ~~ Monterrey, ~~ Muizenberg, ~~ Mumbai (Kunalbhatia), ~~ Mumbai (Anu), ~~ Nelson, ~~ New Delhi, ~~ New York City (Ming the Merciless), ~~ New York City (Kitty), ~~ Norwich, ~~ Orlando, ~~ Paderborn, ~~ Palos Verdes, ~~ Paris (Elsa), ~~ Paris (Eric), ~~ Pasadena (Can8ianben), ~~ Pasadena (Petrea), ~~ Pensacola, ~~ Petoskey, ~~ Philadelphia, ~~ Phoenix, ~~ Pilisvörösvár, ~~ Port Angeles, ~~ Prague, ~~ Quezon City, ~~ Quincy, ~~ Rabaul, ~~ Ramsey, ~~ Reykjavik, ~~ Riga, ~~ Roanoke, ~~ Rome, ~~ Rotterdam, ~~ Rouen, ~~ Saarbrücken, ~~ Saigon, ~~ Saint Louis, ~~ Saint Paul, ~~ Salt Lake City, ~~ San Antonio, ~~ San Diego, ~~ San Francisco (Burd), ~~ San Francisco (PFranson), ~~ Schenectady, ~~ Seattle (Chuck), ~~ Seattle (Kim), ~~ Selma, ~~ Sequim, ~~ Sesimbra, ~~ Setúbal, ~~ Silver Spring, ~~ Singapore, ~~ Sofia, ~~ South Pasadena, ~~ Stanwood, ~~ Stayton, ~~ Stockholm, ~~ Sunshine Coast, ~~ Sydney (Sally), ~~ Sydney (Ann), ~~ Székesfehérvár, ~~ Tacloban City, ~~ Tamarindo, ~~ Telluride, ~~ Terrell (Jim), ~~ Terrell (Bstexas), ~~ Test City, ~~ Torun, ~~ Toulouse, ~~ Turin, ~~ Tuzla, ~~ Twin Cities, ~~ Vienna, ~~ Wailea, ~~ Washington, ~~ Wellington, ~~ West Sacramento, ~~ Weston, ~~ Willits, ~~ Yardley.

To view thumbnails of the participants to the theme, visit the CDPB portal
Related Posts with Thumbnails