Wednesday, 23 July 2014

ABC Wednesday: B is for Big Tree

The original "Big Tree", which stood by the Diamond Row reservoir almost opposite Clough Gate, traditionally marked the boundary between Hyde and Gee Cross. Later on the reservoir was covered and the nearby Diamond Row cottages were demolished, to create an open space.

In 1983 a new "big tree" was planted at the corner of Lilly Street and Stockport Road as a memorial to sacrifices made in Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

See how it looked in 1983 on Old Hyde.

See how it looked in 2007 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1.

See the memorial stone in detail on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. This one looks like it gives a grand amount of shade.

  2. I like the photographic story of this tree.
    Great series!
    Happy ABCW!

  3. Coming across 'Kitchener' was a jolt,

  4. It does seem to have grown a bit since 1983.

  5. It has filled out rather nicely♪

  6. Let it grow, Let it grow, Let it grow :)