Tuesday, 23 September 2014

The Foxholes Oak has lost a branch


Since I posted a photograph of the oak tree by the Trans Pennine Trail at Foxholes on 24th March 2013 one the large branches has finally broken off and is lying on the side of the old railway embankment.

Compare this with the view in
January 2013;
February 2012;
June 2009

See a wider view of the tree on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Classic Cars on Hyde Civic Square


Two members of the Tame Valley Vintage Classic Car Club displaying their vehicles on Hyde Civic Square on Heritage Open Day.

The Austin 7 Ruby on the left was last seen at Ewen Fields - read all about it in our post from 2nd November 2013.

See another classic car on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Blue Monday.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

The former St Andrew's Mission


Earlier this week I showed you the northern remnant of John Street.

This view is looking across Clark Way from the exit from the M67 to the former St Andrews's Mission.

Now offices for C&L Systems, only the windows at the top betray its former use. St. Andrew’s Mission Church was built on John Street in 1875 as an offshoot from St Thomas the Apostle. It closed in the 1960s.

In the 1970s much of this area was demolished for the construction of the M67 and only a small remnant of John Street was left on the north side.

A little more information about St Andrew's can be found on Old Hyde

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Steel Reflections


Reflection in a steel drum belonging to the Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra who were performing recently on Hyde Civic Square.

Based in Stockport and founded in November 1985, they play regular gigs and collect for their charity, The Royal Manchester Children's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Trust.

For a wider view of Orchestra see Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Flowers of Remembrance


These bright flowers were on the remembrance table at St George's Church for the Heritage Open Day last weekend.

On the left is a WWII memorial which reads:
IN MEMORY OF

FELIX N ALEXANDER
ALFRED J AXON
THOMAS N BERRY
ARTHUR BOOTH
W LEONARD BOWDEN
HAROLD BUNTING
HAROLD R CULLEN

GEORGE IBBOTSON
JOSEPH LAWTON
HAROLD MONKS
RONALD H NASH
FRED PLANT
JOHN ROWBOTHAM
HARRY H WARBURTON

KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 2nd WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"

On the right is another memorial which reads:
IN MEMORY OF
F STANLEY SHARPE
JOHN J SUDLOW
MARGARET A SUDLOW
ERNEST WADDINGTON

KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION
LEAVING DIVINE SERVICE
22nd DECEMBER 1940
"IN GOD'S KEEPING".

This refers to a bomb which fell on a house in Church Street. The bomb shattered all the windows in the church and many in surrounding houses. These people were killed on their way home from the evening service.

The WWI memorial which is on the wall above these can be viewed on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Floral Fridays.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Placards at Hyde Library


These placards were left outside Hyde Library following a demonstration on Saturday by people fighting to save the library.

A Tameside council spokesman has said: "The library service is due to be moved into the town hall within the next year. As is the case with all the council's buildings that are no longer in use, the library building will be marketed for alternative use. We will always consider any serious offers as and when they are submitted to us."

Karen Garner is leading a campaign to keep the building in community use and has applied to English Heritage to have it considered for listed status.

There is growing concern that Tameside council based in Ashton-under-Lyne is gradually eroding the heritage of surrounding towns in the metropolitan borough in order to support grandiose schemes in Ashton and have been doing so for many years.

See a wider view of the library on Hyde DP Xtra.

See a video report of the demonstration on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

ABC Wednesday: J is for John Street (Northern remnant)


When the roads on the north side of the centre of Hyde were demolished in the 1970s to make way for the M67 motorway, this small remnant of John Street survived. The four terraced houses at the end lie back-to-back with the former St Andrew's Mission which closed in the 1960s.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.