Old Hyde

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

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Reflecting on Automasters

Automasters Engineers were once one of the biggest employers in Hyde, but their huge factory on the side of the Peak Forest Canal has now been reduced to a pile of rubble.

I took this photograph from a bus passing the main entrance on Manchester Road in April 2008. Due to the reflections from the bus window, it isn't an especially good view so I never used the photograph at the time. There is no chance to take a better picture now, so here it is anyway.


  1. sometimes I think everything architecturally worthwhile in our major cities is being reduced to rubble

  2. When I was a kid, about a million years ago, for some obscure reason my friends and I frequented the canal and bridge opposite Automasters at school lunch time.

    I always remember the shiny glass offices at the front on Manchester Road.

    Thanks for the memories!


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