Friday, 25 July 2014

No more Cheshire Cheese in Broadbottom


The former Thwaites brewery pub, the Cheshire Cheese in Broadbottom joins the list of hostelries closed and shuttered up.

See how it looked four years ago on Geograph.

The bus on the right was waiting to pick up a group of school children who had been exploring the nearby Lymefield Visitor Centre.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Sheffield or Stockport


With a background of private apartments it is difficult to capture a good photograph of this old signpost erected by "Hyde Corporation" on Lumn Road. It was opposite the end of Queen Street which was a one-way street on to which lorries from James North factory exited. The factory closed in the late 1990s and this end of Queen Street was closed off making the sign redundant.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

ABC Wednesday: B is for Big Tree


The original "Big Tree", which stood by the Diamond Row reservoir almost opposite Clough Gate, traditionally marked the boundary between Hyde and Gee Cross. Later on the reservoir was covered and the nearby Diamond Row cottages were demolished, to create an open space.

In 1983 a new "big tree" was planted at the corner of Lilly Street and Stockport Road as a memorial to sacrifices made in Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

See how it looked in 1983 on Old Hyde.

See how it looked in 2007 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1.

See the memorial stone in detail on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flowers outside Santander


Flowers in the new planter outside Santander on the corner of Market Place and Hamnett Street.

See how this looked in 1999 on Old Hyde when the bank was the Abbey National.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Booths Well 2014


LEST WE FORGET

The Gee Cross & District Women's Institutes's 2014 theme for decorating Booths Well is commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Although well-dressing is a custom mostly confined to Derbyshire, it can be seen in adjacent counties too. Well dressing celebrations were held regularly in Gee Cross from the 1820s until 1878. The custom was revived by the local Women's Institute in 2000.

For photographs from earlier years and links to more information about well dressing see this link.

A contribution to
Monday Mellow Yellows;
Blue Monday;
Monday Murals.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Village Nursery


Due to open soon is the Village Nursery and Pre-School.

A year ago this building was the Lamb Inn.

A lot of pubs have been converted into new uses but this is the first I know that's become a nursery.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Weekend Reflections at Farmfoods


The windows above Farmfoods reflect the buildings across the road and the advertising hoarding reflects Farmfoods.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.