Saturday, 20 September 2014

Steel Reflections


Reflection in a steel drum belonging to the Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra who were performing recently on Hyde Civic Square.

Based in Stockport and founded in November 1985, they play regular gigs and collect for their charity, The Royal Manchester Children's Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Trust.

For a wider view of Orchestra see Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Flowers of Remembrance


These bright flowers were on the remembrance table at St George's Church for the Heritage Open Day last weekend.

On the left is a WWII memorial which reads:
IN MEMORY OF

FELIX N ALEXANDER
ALFRED J AXON
THOMAS N BERRY
ARTHUR BOOTH
W LEONARD BOWDEN
HAROLD BUNTING
HAROLD R CULLEN

GEORGE IBBOTSON
JOSEPH LAWTON
HAROLD MONKS
RONALD H NASH
FRED PLANT
JOHN ROWBOTHAM
HARRY H WARBURTON

KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 2nd WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
"FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH"

On the right is another memorial which reads:
IN MEMORY OF
F STANLEY SHARPE
JOHN J SUDLOW
MARGARET A SUDLOW
ERNEST WADDINGTON

KILLED BY ENEMY ACTION
LEAVING DIVINE SERVICE
22nd DECEMBER 1940
"IN GOD'S KEEPING".

This refers to a bomb which fell on a house in Church Street. The bomb shattered all the windows in the church and many in surrounding houses. These people were killed on their way home from the evening service.

The WWI memorial which is on the wall above these can be viewed on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Floral Fridays.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Placards at Hyde Library


These placards were left outside Hyde Library following a demonstration on Saturday by people fighting to save the library.

A Tameside council spokesman has said: "The library service is due to be moved into the town hall within the next year. As is the case with all the council's buildings that are no longer in use, the library building will be marketed for alternative use. We will always consider any serious offers as and when they are submitted to us."

Karen Garner is leading a campaign to keep the building in community use and has applied to English Heritage to have it considered for listed status.

There is growing concern that Tameside council based in Ashton-under-Lyne is gradually eroding the heritage of surrounding towns in the metropolitan borough in order to support grandiose schemes in Ashton and have been doing so for many years.

See a wider view of the library on Hyde DP Xtra.

See a video report of the demonstration on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

ABC Wednesday: J is for John Street (Northern remnant)


When the roads on the north side of the centre of Hyde were demolished in the 1970s to make way for the M67 motorway, this small remnant of John Street survived. The four terraced houses at the end lie back-to-back with the former St Andrew's Mission which closed in the 1960s.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Red sports car on Hyde Civic Square


One of a group of cars belonging to the Tame Valley Vintage Classic Car Club on display as part of the Heritage Open Day.

LPR 238H is an RMB Gentry, a kit car based on the Triumph Herald but with MG wheels.

See side views on Hyde DP Xtra and sithenah.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 15 September 2014

I Love Where I Live


"I Love Where I Live" is a mural that stretches along the wall of the passageway to the toilets in the Clarendon Square Shopping Centre.

It was commissioned by the centre and created by young people from Alder Community High School, Godley Community Primary School and Flowery Field Primary School alongside tenants of the shopping centre.

Groups worked with artist Jacqui Symons to draw, sketch, paint, collage and print the buildings and houses of Hyde to create this 15 metre long artwork that features over 300 pieces of art.

Its positioning makes it difficult to photograph. This is the leftmost panel nearest the entrance.

Photos showing the length of the mural can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Monday Murals.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

St George's Roofspace


12 months ago St George's Church was having a new roof fitted - see a photo of the work on Hyde DP Xtra.

For a photograph of the new roof from the outside see our post from November 2013.

Yesterday was a Heritage Open Day and I managed to climb up the steep stone steps into the "ringing room". Access to the roof space is normally covered up but I was kindly allowed to take a look through and this is how it looks.

Other photographs of the ringing room and some of the church memorials and displays will have to wait for another day.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.