Old Hyde

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

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Crown Pole

The "Crown Pole" is not a conventional signpost. The top eight fingers in descending order point to Audenshaw, Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Denton, Ashton-under-Lyne, Mossley, Longdendale (almost invisible here as it points directly at the camera) and Droylsden. The bottom finger, presumably added to give balance, merely points "South".

It was erected in 2002, along with others in Tameside, to commemorate the golden jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

On the market ground opposite Corporation Street, it replaced former flower tubs.

In January 2012 it was uprooted to be moved to an undisclosed site as Hyde Market underwent extensive renovations.

See the photographs on Hyde Daily Photo (Vol.2) and Hyde DP Xtra.


  1. An Old Hydonian from Stalybridge4 January 2017 at 16:14

    Has the Crown Pole been seen since it was removed in 2012 ? Or have the cultural Philistines at Tameside MBC sold it for scrap? There's plenty of space for it in the windswept "public space" that's been created instead of what was a bustling Market Ground.

    1. Good question to which I don't have the answer.


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