Monday, 26 January 2015

Barclays Bank for sale


Barclays Bank is apparently for sale. Actually it is just the building. It isn't that the bank is moving out - they lease the building and pay a yearly rent which presumably the new owners would collect. Details of the sale are on the Prideview Property website

The building was built for Martins Bank in 1965. Martins merged with Barclays in 1969. See how it used to look on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Shadows at Swains Valley


As the bright sun throws tree shadows across the grass, at the junction of the footpaths from Haughton Street and Garside Street, a man is leading two dogs down towards the Trans Pennine Trail.

A contribution to
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters;
Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Freezing Fog


After a heavy overnight frost on a dusting of snow, a bright sun arose but as it gently melted the frost it created a thick mist.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday, 23 January 2015

Before the snow arrived


This was taken last Saturday morning by the New Beech Street exit on to Clark Way. The M67 is hidden behind the fencing. It was very cold and the clouds were coming in over the Pennine Hills. A few hours later the snow arrived and covered them white.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Greenalls Est. 1762


As a follow-up to the earlier post featuring the Shepherds Call, here is a close-up of the brewery sign on the front of the pub.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Shepherds Call


A Greenall's pub on the corner of Market Street and Tower Street. There are just over 30 public houses in the Hyde area (including Gee Cross, Newton &c) which is about a fifth of the number there were around a century ago.

There was a rumour recently that the Sheps was going to close, but landlord Eddie Collier was quick to squash the rumour on Facebook.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.