Thursday, 27 November 2014

Painted milepost at Foxholes

Since I showed you the new Sustrans milepost at Foxholes in June it has been painted this vivid blue colour.

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and are to be found along the cycle 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 on National Cycle Network Route #62 and the Trans Pennine Trail is by Andrew Rowe.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

T is for Towpath

The towpath of the Peak Forest Canal approaching Manchester Road.

On the left is a grade II listed former canal warehouse now used as offices.

On the right are new houses built on the site of the former Automasters engineering works.

Compare with the view in 2008 before the works was demolished - Hyde DP Vol.1, Automasters and with the view in 2011 before the new houses close to the canal had been built - Hyde DP Vol.1, Moorside Place.

A contribution to
Outdoor Wednesday;
Water World Wednesday;
ABC Wednesday;
Good Fences.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Barn at Apethorn Farm

This barn is part of Apethorn Farm and like the rest of the property is in a dire state. The farm itself dates from the 15th century and is Grade II listed.

Old photographs and a history of the farm can be found on Old Hyde.

Modern photographs of the farm can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Rubbish Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ice Adventure in Hyde

On Friday the Christmas lights were switched on with entertainment beforehand and fireworks afterwards. It was pouring down with rain so I stayed at home, but those who braved the storm had a wonderful time by all accounts (barring the minority of always-moaners).

On Saturday an ice-skating rink was provided on the Civic Square by Ice Adventure who are based in Chorley.

Two more photographs of the rink can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

A bend in the river Tame

A bend in the river Tame which forms the boundary between Hyde and Denton and between the traditional counties of Cheshire and Lancashire.

A contribution to Scenic Weekends.