Old Hyde

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

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Martins Bank 1965

Image © Barclays Ref 30/1399 Courtesy Martins Bank Archive.
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The Adelphi Bank opened at 38 Market Street in 1892. It became the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank in 1899 and Martins Bank in 1928. By the mid 1960s the building had become inadequate and this new building was built in 1965.

The re-opening was heralded by local newspaper advertisements, informing customers that now the new branch is open for business, the temporary premises at 25 Market Street are closed.

Image courtesy of Jonathan Snowden from the Martins Bank archive.
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Note the opening hours in 1965: Mon to Fri 1000-1500, Saturday 0900-1130.

By 1969 Martins had merged with Barclays and lost their independent name above the branches. For more information about the banks see the Martins Bank archive.

For a look at the temporary premises at 25 Market Street see Hyde DP Xtra.

For a look at the current bank at 38 Market Street see Hyde Daily Photo.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

The Lumn

This image is from The Annals of Hyde according to which
Probably the oldest house in Hyde is "The Lumn" homestead of the Shepleys. Purchased in 1612 from Sir Uryan Legh, of Adlington, "The Lumn" estate became the property of Richard Shepley, whose direct descendants continue to hold it. This estate is said to have received its somewhat uncommon cognomen from the fact that the homestead erected thereon was then the only house near that boasted a chimney. On that account it was named "The Lumn."

The Lumn was located in front St Thomas Church bordered by Tom Shepley St, Orchard St and Lumn Road.

A contribution to the CDPB theme day, Chimneys.
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