Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Brookfold Farm and Valley


The farm lies between Godley and Hattersley.

Horses graze in the valley between the farm and the railway line from Manchester which is hidden behind the curving line of trees.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Shell at Shell


A Shell tanker delivering to the filling station on Dowson Road.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.



Sunday, 28 September 2014

Inside St George's Church


Compare this with the view shown in the Annals of Hyde.

The gallery has been removed and the whole nave remodelled. All of the stained glass in the church was lost when a bomb exploded in Church Street in 1940.

Four of the windows on the south side of the church, celebrating apostles, have since been restored. Matthew and Mark were re-instated in 2003 and Luke and John in 2009.

It is hoped to install a restored east window in 2014/15.

Tablets in memory of some church worthies and others, including the Rev Alexander Read, Richard Gilbody, George Middleton, Joseph Artingstoll and John Critchley Prince used to adorn the walls but have not survived.

You can see John Critchley Prince's grave and read about him in our post from 18th September 2013.

A portrait of and copy of the memorial to Joseph Artingstoll can be found on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Weekend in Black & White: Hoviley Brow


Hoviley Brow, now Commercial Street, used to be one of the main roads into Hyde leading from Newton (for Hyde) station. Behind the wall on the right flows Godley Brook alongside what was a dye works and is now "ABC Wax". Ahead the street led to the Market Place. That end of Hoviley Brow has been renamed Clarendon Place. Now it is a dead end for traffic. A footpath leads to John Street and Clark Way whilst a spiral ramp leads to a footbridge over the M67 motorway. On the left there used be rows of terraced houses and shops. Now there is only the motorway. A tunnel known as Cheapside underpass leads into the car park of Morrisons supermarket.

View the opposite direction on Hyde DP Xtra.

See the original photograph on Geograph

View Hoviley Brow as a Sepia Scene in July 2011.

Hoviley Brow as it looked in the 1950s can be seen on Old Hyde.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Signs from WWI


Posters from WWI on display in St George's Church for the Heritage Open Day.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

ABC Wednesday: K is for Kentucky Fried Chicken


Well it won't be much longer now - the new KFC outlet on the site of the former Clarendon Square multi-storey car park is taking shape off Union Street.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.