Wednesday, 23 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: O is for Oldham Street


Oldham Street runs from Church Street to Corporation Street. It is a mixture of small business properties and terraced houses.

To stop it being used as a "rat-run", parts of it are one-way and speed-humps (a.k.a. sleeping policemen) are used as traffic-calming measures.

The Town Hall is visible at the bottom.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Between Bridges


From under Dowson Road Bridge looking along the line of the former Godley Junction to Apethorn Railway line towards Knott Fold.

The route is now a section of the Trans Pennine Trail and the National Cycle Network Route #62.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Spring hath sprung


It is looking a bit more springlike with daffodils and pansies in the new flower planter outside the Co-op pharmacy in the Market Place.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Shadows across Santander


This branch of Santander Bank was formerly a branch of the Bradford & Bingley.

Santander had acquired Bradford & Bingley's retail branches and savings business in September 2008.

In November 2004 they had acquired Abbey National plc and Abbey had become part of the Santander Group.

In January 2010, Abbey and the branch network of Bradford & Bingley were rebranded as Santander.

So for the last four years two branches of the bank have co-existed only a few hundred yards apart, but now the former Bradford and Bingley branch is being closed down and staff and accounts are all moving to the former Abbey branch.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Over Knott Fold Bridge


The path over Knott Fold Bridge which spans the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway line now used by the Trans Pennine Trail.

Compare it now with how it looked in September 2013.

See the coloured version on Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Alas I cannot contribute this to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo as for reasons I don't fully understand the blog owner has deleted all his blogs.

Friday, 18 April 2014

The view from Reynold Street into Travis Street


This view is about to change dramatically as work has just begun on the demolition of the multi-storey car park.

See the zoomed-in view of Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Fences at Flowery Field


Fences at the corner of Kirkstone Road and Windermere Road.

A contribution to Good Fences.