Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Two Benches without a Tree


These two benches can be found at the corner of Union Street and Market Street.

When they first appeared in January 2009 there was a tree between them - see my post from Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Let's Talk Tripe again


When Jack Curvis - who was featured in 2006 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1 - retired a few years ago his tripe stall on Hyde Indoor Market was taken over by Lyndon Boot who continues to sell traditional tripe and cow heel as well as rag puddings, a range of low fat sausages and other delicacies.

A recent addition is a sculpture of a bull which has been firmly fixed above the stall.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Hyde Nursing and Care Centre


Hyde Nursing and Care Centre operated by Meridian Healthcare Ltd is built on the site of Wards 1-3 of the former Hyde Hospital.

According to their website they provide general nursing care and nursing dementia (EMI Nursing) care for older people. Hyde Nursing Home is also the home to an intermediate care service called Grange View. Grange View services are provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. The Pennine Care team is made up of healthcare assistants, nurses and therapists who will help patients to recover and regain their independence following a hospital stay. This will include patients who have a long term condition, those who need help with dressings and wound care and people with mobility problems.

Local people generally continue to refer to Grange View as Hyde Hospital.

A contribution to the City Daily Photo theme Aging.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Weekend in Black and White: Carrfield Mill Pond from Newton Street


A peek through the trees on Newton Street at the site of the former Carrfield Mill complex which has been completely demolished now.

In the centre is one of the mill ponds that supplied water and acted as a reservoir to be used in the case of fire.

See a view of the mill pond from Clark Way on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Signs at the entrance to ABC Wax


Yesterday I posted a photo of Godley Brook looking upstream from the entrance to the former dyeworks at Hoviley.

Today's post is of the signs at the entrance to ABC Wax.

Ashton Brothers built Newton Bank Printworks in Hyde in the early 1800s. In 1899 F.W.Ashton became part of the Calico Printers association (CPA). In 1908 the first wax prints (production Batiks using handblock) were produced. In 1959, CPA purchased the Swiss trading company A.Brunnschweiler, and in 1970 that became the company name replacing F.W.Ashton.

A.Brunnschweiler & Co was soon abbreviated to ABC which later became the brand name of its wax prints in West Africa. ABC was purchased by the Cha group in 1992. In 2005, production of the standard ABC product was transferred to another group factory in Ghana called Akosombo Textiles Ltd (ATL)

All production ceased at Newton bank printworks in December 2007 and all the necessary machinery was transferred to ATL in Ghana. The site was then decommissioned and cleaned up prior to demolition which began in 2014.

A full record of the demolition of the dyeworks with photos and videos can be found on the Demolition of ABCWAX blog created by site manager David Bradley.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

ABC Wednesday: G is for Godley Brook


Godley Brook looking upstream from the entrance to the former dyeworks at Hoviley.

On the left behind the demolition site is Godfrey Mill which has been converted into apartments.

On the right is the M67 motorway.

Compare with the same view in
September 2014;
March 2013;
July 2011;
September 2009;
March 2009;
May 2007.

See the view in the opposite direction on Hyde DP Xtra.

A full record of the demolition of the dyeworks with photos and videos can be found on the Demolition of ABCWAX blog created by site manager David Bradley.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.