Vote for Best of Hyde Daily 2013
The time has come to vote for the Best of Hyde Daily 2013.
On 1st January 2014 members of the City Daily Photobloggers community will be revealing their Photo of the Year. I have selected twelve contenders for Best of Hyde 2013 and am asking readers to vote for their favourites.
Please visit Best of Hyde Daily Photo 2013 and vote for your top three photographs.
Closing date for voting is 12 noon GMT on December 28th 2013.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
Shadow Shot Sunday: Brookbank Folly Castle
The castellated folly castle overlooking Godley Brook lies in the back garden of Brookbank House. The house was built in 1837 by Joseph Hibbert, the sixth of fourteen children of Randal Hibbert. The Hibbert family of Godley played an important part in the history of Hyde and its neighborhood, figuring amongst the pioneers of the cotton industry.
The castle folly was probably built around the mid part of the 19th century. In the mid-1990s there were plans by the then owners to restore the building and open it up to the public. See Hyde Cheshire.
Now it belongs to the Brookbank Day Nursery and public access to the folly is not permitted. It can however be viewed from this footpath on the North side of the Godley Brook.
Another view of the folly can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra and a larger monochrome view can be seen on my photoblog sithenah.
A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.