Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flowers outside Santander

Flowers in the new planter outside Santander on the corner of Market Place and Hamnett Street.

See how this looked in 1999 on Old Hyde when the bank was the Abbey National.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 21 July 2014

Booths Well 2014


The Gee Cross & District Women's Institutes's 2014 theme for decorating Booths Well is commemorating the centenary of the First World War.

Although well-dressing is a custom mostly confined to Derbyshire, it can be seen in adjacent counties too. Well dressing celebrations were held regularly in Gee Cross from the 1820s until 1878. The custom was revived by the local Women's Institute in 2000.

For photographs from earlier years and links to more information about well dressing see this link.

A contribution to
Monday Mellow Yellows;
Blue Monday;
Monday Murals.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Village Nursery

Due to open soon is the Village Nursery and Pre-School.

A year ago this building was the Lamb Inn.

A lot of pubs have been converted into new uses but this is the first I know that's become a nursery.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Weekend Reflections at Farmfoods

The windows above Farmfoods reflect the buildings across the road and the advertising hoarding reflects Farmfoods.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Rook overlooking the Market Place

A few weeks ago I capture this rook perched on the sign for the Clarendon Square shopping centre.

See where he had been with his starling mate a few moments earlier on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday;
Saturday Critters;
I'd rather b birdin;
Camera Critters.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Fossil Tree sign near Stockport Road

One of six new mileposts recently erected by Sustrans on the former Godley to Apethorn railway line, now Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Network Route 62. 1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and they are now to be found along the cycles routes through the UK.

There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, Rowe Type by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

This one near Stockport Road is of the John Mill's "Fossil Tree" design.

A closer view of the sign can be found Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

ABC Wednesday: A is for Alvis GN7735 at Gee Cross Fete 2014

This 1930 Alvis 12-50 TJ was manufactured by The Alvis Care & Engineering Co Ltd in Coventry and sold to London motor dealers Charles Follet & Co. It spent its early years in Surrey before being bought by the present owners John & Tricia Glithero in Devon for £110 in July 1969. Completely rebuilt by the present owners, it has a 4 cylinder, 69mm bore x 110m stroke, 1645cc engine with push-rod operated overhead valves. R.A.C. nominal horsepower is 11.8, actual output 48hp (hence model name 12-50). The body is Cross & Ellis style four seat sports-tourer with ash frame and fabric cover.

For more photos from Gee X fete visit Gee Cross Fete 2014.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.