Thursday, 5 March 2015

Sign of the Cotton Bale


The sign for the Cotton Bale, a J D Wetherspoons' pub on the corner of John Street and Market Street which can be seen in full on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.

12 comments:

  1. What was the origional name of the pub?

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    1. I don't think this was a pub originally. I believe it was a gift shop and after it closed down Wetherspoons bought it and converted it into a pub.

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  2. Wetherspoon do a great job of converting old buildings into pubs, generally retaining a lot of the old character too. They have done a fantastic job on an old cinema here in Llandudno.

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  3. I really love that style of sign

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  4. A nicely done old-styled sign.

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  5. Commentators on the Facebook group Hyde Memories have informed us that prior to being the "Cotton Bale" it was a gift shop emporium known as "Gratis". In earlier times - on the corner was "Elizabeth Ann's" dress shop with "Babyland" and a hairdressers on Market Place. What is now "SpecSavers" next door was then the DER television shop.

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  6. Great bit of history. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  7. Looking at this sign has given me 'cottonmouth'. I need a pint!

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  8. Am assuming cotton was a big industry in your area?

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