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Saturday, 30 April 2011

Weekend Reflections at Over Yonder

Reflected here in the Peak Forest Canal is the footbridge that connected the Adamsons Industrial Estate to Raglan Street. It was declared unsafe in 2006. Neither British Waterways, Tameside Council nor the owners of the industrial estate have agreed who is responsible for its repair and so it remains closed.

See the bridge itself on Hyde DP Xtra.

See the original photograph from which this was selectively cropped on the Geograph website, or all 49 photographs (with slideshow) from my walk of April 10th on the Geotrips website.

For more Weekend Reflections visit Newtown Area Photo.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Dandelions and Daisies

On Tuesday morning the grassland at Swains Valley was covered in dandelions, daisies and ...

So what happened on Thursday morning?

See Hyde DP Xtra for the answer.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Owl on the roof

Perched next to two chimney pots (a Scullery Pot and a Crown Pot) on the roof of a shop is a stone owl. Such owls have been seen on other roofs in the town, notably the White Lion.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

ABC Wednesday: O is for Onward Chambers

Onward is the motto of Hyde Corporation and you'll find the name in various places around the town. Here it is in the doorway of 34 Market Street. In Kelly's 1914 Directory it was listed as being the offices of the Brittanic Assurance Co. Now the building is occupied by "The Taste of India". On one side is Barclays Bank and on the other is a Pound shop.

You can see the whole building and a second Onward Chambers on Hyde DP Xtra.

For more O posts visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

St George's from the bottom of Church Brow

Looking up at the tower of St George's from the bottom of Church Brow. The path ahead leads to an allotment on the banks of the Gower Hey Brook valley. The church is reached via steps on the left up to Woodend Lane.

The coloured version of this photograph can be seen on the Geograph website, and the full set of 49 photos from my April 10th walk (with slideshow) is available on the Geo-trips site.

The earliest known view of St George's dates from 1840 and be discovered on Old Hyde.

Monday, 25 April 2011

St George's Day on Hyde Market


England flags were flying from the stalls on Hyde Market last Saturday to celebrate St George's Day.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

The Ennerdale

The houses in the foreground, still under construction, are called "The Ennerdale". They are the last section of the new housing complex, Moorside Place, that has been built on the site of the former Automasters Engineering Works.

The house in the background over the fence is Pitfield Cottages, built in 1869.

A new road leads round from the canalside past Wilson Brook to these modern properties - see it on Hyde DP Xtra.

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Heron Over Yonder

A week last Sunday I took a walk along the Peak Forest Canal and spotted this heron at Over Yonder.

I have to wonder if it is the same heron I saw here two years ago.

There are three more photographs of the heron on Hyde DP Xtra.

You can view a slide show of all the photos I took that day on the Geo-trips website.

Further Weekend Reflections can be found at Newtown Area Photo.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Car park gates

These gates close off the upper storeys of the Clarendon Multi-story car park.

The ground floor is pay and display but parking on the first and second floors is free to shoppers from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm. Just make sure you don't overstay and get locked in.

Now the council propose to start charging for parking on the upper floors - more details on Hyde DP Xtra.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Beeley Street Car Park

Beeley Street car park is on the site of the former Hyde Lads Club

Now you could get yourself a parking ticket in the time it would take to read everything on the sign.

And then you discover the ticket machine is out of action (someone has attached a "penalty notice" to it!). There was a queue of people waiting to use the one at the other end of the car park.

An attached notice warns parkers to avoid leaving valuables on view (no responsibility - blame the victim).

Another notice informs that the council has donated £100,000 to local charities with money siphoned off the parking charges.

As you have to pay in advance you also have to guess how long you want to park for in order to avoid excess charges.

At times like this I'm glad I'm no longer a car owner.

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

ABC Wednesday: N is for No

This sign is at the entrance to Gower Hey Wood from Balmoral Avenue. Underneath is a notice made by pupils of the nearby Dowson Primary School which reads "We like dogs but we don't like their mess". Below that is a request not to leave litter.

Now hang on a minute; this is the UK not the USA; guns here are illegal anyway, so why the need to specifically ban them here?

For more N posts visit ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Path to Great Wood

Leaving the main road just South of Hattersley Cutting this path leads Great Wood, Bothams Hall, Hodgefold and eventualy comes out at Broadbottom.

I understand it is very popular with ramblers and equestrians but it goes too far for me so I've never ventured down it.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Woodend Allotments

Although some of the smaller allotments on Woodend Lane at the top of the valley of the Gower hey Brook such as the ones I showed you in September 2007 have had to be abandoned, others lower down the valley are flourishing.

This one is home to several animals; see the goose in action on Hyde DP Xtra.

See the view from the opposite direction in this post from May 2008 and contrast it with the view a century ago.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Shadows and Blossom

Last Sunday was a splendid day of sunshine creating some strong shadows. These were along the footpath that links the two ends of Clark Way. On the left are some car repair yards. On the right beyond the fence that the blossom is climbing over is the M67 motorway.

You can see the original photographs from my walk last Sunday on the Geo-trip website: check out the slideshow option.

For more shadow shots visit Hey Harriet.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Weekend Reflections: Below Captain Clarke's Bridge

Last Sunday was a gorgeous sunny day which prompted me to take a walk by the Peak Forest Canal.

Just below Captain Clarke's bridge I captured this reflection of the sun shining through the trees of Gower Hey Wood.

You can see 49 photographs taken during my walk that day on the Geo-trip website: check out the slideshow option.

For more weekend reflections visit Newtown Daily Photo.

Friday, 15 April 2011

A Hole in Hamnett Street


They were digging a hole in Hamnett Street the other week.

I don't know how deeply they dug as this was as close as I could get.

It was outside #3 which a century ago was home to a firm of undertakers - see today's post on Old Hyde for more information.

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

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Hay Will Animal Rescue

Hay Will Animal Rescue is run by Lynn Haydon-Williams who is an Equine Lecturer and Panel Judge.

We met her when she was manning the charity stall on Hyde Market a few Saturday's ago. She is presently looking after several dogs, cats and hamsters at her home in Hyde as well as caring for some horses in Simmondley.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Monochrome Market Street

Yesterday I showed you a close-up of the Attic Roofs and earlier a crop highlighting the reflections above Bridgford's estate agents.

Today I present a fuller view of this section of Market Street.

We have two estate agents, an electronics shop, a turf accountant (aka bookies), carpet shop and a hairdressers here. The "Town Hall Buildings" just below include another hairdressers, two takeaways, a camera shop, two banks, an opticians, a pound shop and probably something else I've forgotten.

In the background is the Town Hall itself.

A coloured version of this photograph can be seen on Geograph.

For more M posts visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Attic Roofs

I posted a photograph of the middle two of these attics back in May 2006.

They've not altered a lot in five years.

A photograph of chimney-pots a little lower down Market Street were voted Photograph of the Year in 2009.

I wonder how many people viewing the shop fronts actually look up at the rooflines.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Hattersley Cutting 2011


Yesterday I showed you the bridge at Hattersley and promised to show you the view therefrom.

The view is Eastward towards Broadbottom, Woodhead and Sheffield along the ex-Great Central Manchester - Sheffield main line, which since July 1981 was cut back to a local line just to Hadfield and Glossop. The very deep cutting used to be two tunnels until they were opened out in 1931. The masts for the electrification had been erected in 1939 but electrification was not complete until the New Woodhead Tunnel was opened in June 1954. The overhead gantries are still in use over 70 years later, although the system now operates at 25KV AC rather than the original 1500V DC.

See how it looked sixty years ago on Old Hyde.

See the coloured version of this on Geograph.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Bridge at Hattersley


Last week on HDP Vol.1 I showed you Shadows entering Hattersley.

This is the view from about the same point looking in the opposite direction over the bridge towards Stockport. The hill in the background is Werneth Low which rises to a height of 279 metres (915 ft).

Halfway along the bridge is a group of pigeons. As I crossed the bridge they flew off but once I'd passed they returned.

You can see more of the pigeons on Hyde DP Xtra.

Tomorrow I will show you what they were looking at.

For more Sunday Bridges visit San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Weekend Reflections: Hyde Library in a Peugeot 107

Reflected in the rear of a Peugeot 107 parked on Crook Street is Hyde Library.

More weekend reflection at Newtown Area Photo.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Passing Through


Welcome to Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2.

Volume 1 (2006 - 2011) contains over 1800 photographs. The archives will continue to be maintained.

Additional photographs may appear on Hyde DP Xtra which is also where you will find the links to my blogger friends.

Non-contemporary material will still be published from time to time on Old Hyde.

The passage featured above leads to Clark Way from Clarendon Place.