Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Library Car Park on Union Street


This car park, viewed from the end of Ward Street, is on the site of the former Hyde Baths which opened in 1889 and closed in 1984 and was later demolished. On the left is the former Hyde Library with buildings at the rear which have been variously used as a college and for council services. Library services have now been moved to the Town Hall which is visible beyond the corner of the car park.

More information can be found on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Craig's Welsh Meat and Cheeses


A visitor to Hyde Market on Saturday was the "Meat Man" selling "Craig's Quality Meats" from his lorry. A separate stall was devoted to Craig's Farmhouse Cheeses.

For details of their produce see the Bodelwyddan Farm Shop Facebook page.

Despite the stormy weather I hope he did well enough to come back again.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday: A560 Gateway shadows


Entering Hyde along the A560 from Stockport are some huge raised metal signs which were erected at boundaries all around the Greater Manchester area at the time of the millennium. When the sun is strong in the evening their shadows are cast across the road.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Weekend in Black & White: A glimpse of Pole Bank


From Stockport Road, a brief glimpse of Pole Bank through the trees.

For more information about Pole Bank see my photographs on Geograph.

A different version of this image can be found on sithenah.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse over Gee Cross


I didn't have the equipment nor the inclination to get any especially clear photos of last week's partial solar eclipse but I made a few attempts to document the occasion.

This image was taken around 9.10 am when the moon was just beginning to take a bite out of the sun.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

ABC Wednesday: K is for Knott Lane


Knott Lane is ancient route connecting Gee Cross with Knott Fold.

In modern times the Cheetham Fold estate has been built around it, including The Apethorn public house.

Despite being a popular local pub and a music venue, it was closed in January 2015 by its then owners, Enterprise Inns, and has been sold over the head of the pub manager.

See how it looked in 2009 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1.

View it from the opposite direction on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Trans Pennine Trail near Foxholes


The route of the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway is now used for the Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route #62. In the foreground is a Rowe type Sustrans milepost. See the front of the milepost in my post of 27th November 2014.

See how the sign looked before it was painted in my post of 26th June 2014

See how the oak tree looked before it lost one of its lower branches in my post of 24th March 2013.

A contribution to Blue Monday.