Tuesday 31 May 2011

One Off Signs

The old and new signs for One Off Engineering.

See their Simpson Road premises on Hyde DP Xtra.

Monday 30 May 2011

A Fire Engine Squeezes Through

Sometimes cars park outside and across from the Jolly Carter - often thinking it won't take long to nip to the cash point at Lloyds bank.

It is a good job this fire engine wasn't in a hurry when it had to squeeze its way through the other week.

The traffic wardens of course were busy in a quieter street.

Sunday 29 May 2011

Bridge with attached pipeline

The view is looking West on the TransPennine Trail that is the new use for the line of the former Godley to Apethorn railway.

This is not the bridge that links Peel Street with Mansfield Road, as I thought when I first posted this, but the Stockport Road bridge. Thanks to Dave Williams for correcting me.

What, you may ask, is carried in that pipeline supported by the bridge? Well I don't know. I do know that there are various other pipeline bridges across railways and streams and doubtless they link up with each other somewhere.

See more Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Weekend Reflections: Adamson's Wharf

We haven't had any decent sunny weather since the heatwave early last month so here is another photograph from my walk along the Peak Forest Canal.

This was taken from just below the sunken boat I posted a few weeks ago.

This old boat was been moored at the Adamson Wharf for a long time.

You can see the original photograph on the Geograph website, or all 49 photographs (with slideshow) from my walk of April 10th on the Geotrips website.

For more reflections visit Weekend Reflections.

Friday 27 May 2011

Skywatch Friday: Central Methodist Church

Normally seen from the Crook Street entrance, here is Hyde Central Methodist Church as seen from Norfolk Street.

Visit Skywatch Friday for more views of the sky.

Thursday 26 May 2011

Dandelion Clock

A close up view of one the "dandelion clocks" on the TransPennine trail as seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: S is for Simply Chinese

It may have changed now into a Chinese takeaway but there has always been a takeway or chippy at 49 Dowson Road.

See how it used to advertise itself when Mrs Bell owned the premises at Old Hyde.

For more S post visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Monday 23 May 2011

Croft Street West of Railway Street

A dozen and a half almost identical looking houses on the south side of Croft Street between Railway Street and the bridge over the railway.

It would appear that the same builder has renovated the whole terrace in recent years having bought a job lot of porches.

Sunday 22 May 2011

Looking Down Cheetham Fold Road

Taken about a month ago during the brief warm sunny spell before the weather turned back to wintry again.

For a view in the opposite direction see Hyde DP Xtra.

For more shadows visit Hey Harriet.

Friday 20 May 2011

Skywatch Friday: Godley Hall Inn

A Grade II listed building dating from 1718. It stands on the site of an earlier Manor House at Godley Hill.

See how it looked in 1999 on Old Hyde.

See its inn sign and two further views of the inn on Hyde DP Xtra.

For more sky views around the globe visit Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 19 May 2011

Wednesday 18 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: R is for Rutherford Close

Rutherford Close off Railway Street is an estate of modern houses built on a former railway goods yard.

The Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill (Marple) railway line still runs at the back of the houses.

In the background, beyond the railway, can be seen one of the warehouses that is part of the Adamson Industrial Estate. The one in view is dated 1898 but others are older and on the other side the warehouses overlook the Peak Forest Canal.

Rutherford Close is named after local artist Harry Rutherford.

For more R posts visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Parsonage Street Clinc

Built in the 1920s as a Child Welfare Centre and known as Parsonage Street clinic. It specialised in post-operative physiotherapy with patients referred for treatment via their GPs. It is now known as Hyde Physiotherapy Centre and treats private as well as NHS patients.

Monday 16 May 2011

201 Monochrome

Another monochrome Tenin-esque photo. Compare it with the one I posted in August 2010 and the only main difference is that the M&M discount store has been closed down.

If you want to see the straightened colour version then check it on Geograph.

Sunday 15 May 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: Cherry Laurel

Cherry laurel is poking through the fence of Tameside Caravans casting shadows on Russell Street.

For a closer view and more information about cherry laurel see Hyde DP Xtra.

For a wider view of the street see Geograph.

For more Sunday Shadow Shots, visit Hey Harriet.

Thursday 12 May 2011

The Chapman Arms

A modern built public house on the corner of Stockport Road and Chapman Road, Hattersley.

According to Daves History of Hattersley
In 1858 the Manor House was sold to John Chapman, Member of Parliament for Grimsby. A local farm-house was turned into a pub and became the Chapman Arms in his honour. It was demolished and replaced in 1967.
and according to Wikipedia
Chapman died at his house at Hill End in Mottram where he was also lord of the manor of Hattersley and as such always supported the residents of the area including presenting them with a free library.
and that's all I know.

See the pub sign on Hyde DP Xtra.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: Q is for Queen Adelaide's Tapestry

"The Highland Shepherdess" is one of nine pieces of needlework worked by Queen Adelaide herself and donated to a bazaar held in 1835 to raise funds for a school in Hyde. It was purchased by a member of the Tinker family and passed down through the family into the possession of Margaret (Peggy) Tinker. She has generously passed this artefact into the custody of St George's Church.

The church hope to have it restored in due course.

Queen Adelaide was born in 1792. She married William, Duke of Clarence in 1818. He reigned as King William IV from 1830 until 1837. Queen Adelaide died in 1849.

A photograph of the tapestry in its frame can be found on Old Hyde.

Details from the frame can be found on Hyde DP Xtra.

For more "Q" posts this week visit ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Charlotte House

The remains of Charlotte House, a care home on Albert Road. It caught fire in the early hours of the 16th December 2010. The home was in the process of being closed down and only a few residents were still living there. They all escaped safely but the building now faces demolition.

Monday 9 May 2011

Royal Wedding Bunting

The Royal Wedding may have come and gone but the bunting is still flying outside the Jolly Carter.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Alongside Knott Fold Bridge

A monochrome look along Knott Fold Bridge over the TransPennine Trail which follows the route of the former Godley to Apethorn railway line.

A trailside view of the bridge from May 2009 can be found on Hyde Daily Photo Volume 1.

The coloured version of this shot can be found on Geograph.

The view across the bridge can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

More Sunday bridges can be seen at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo

Saturday 7 May 2011

Weekend Reflections: Sunken Boat? Surely Not!

Another photograph from my canalside walk last month.

To make it more interesting, I've cropped the photograph to concentrate on the reflection, flipped it upside down and then applied some sepia toning.

You can see the original photograph on the Geograph website, or all 49 photographs (with slideshow) from my walk of April 10th on the Geotrips website.

For more Weekend Reflections visit Newtown Area Photo.

Friday 6 May 2011

Technical School and Library

Hyde Technical School and Free Library opened in 1897 replacing the former Mechanics Institute.

In recent years the building was shared between the library and Tameside College but the college has moved out and the library has been extensively refurbished.

The coloured version of this photograph can be seen on Geograph.

Information on the Mechanics Institute can be found on Old Hyde.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Estate Agents on Market Street

Although one estate agents office on Market Street has closed down, their premises now occupied by Inspired Jewellery , there are several more still in business.

Here are two next door to each other above Chapel Street.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

ABC Wednesday: P is for Pretty Pussy & Pansies

It's that cat again; the one I showed you under K for Kitty, this time posing under a tub of pansies in the Market Place.

This was taken two or three weeks ago. I was given to understand that it was one of pair that lived in the back of the M&M discount store in Clarendon Place. Since then the store has been closed (seemingly shut out by the landlord for defaulting on the lease or something).

I've seen one of the cats since and it was looking a bit on the thin side but still wandering around the market place.

Find more P posts at ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Marsh in Gower Hey Wood

It might look like a forest clearing but in reality this is marshland near the flat bridge I showed a few weeks ago.

Monday 2 May 2011

Roof of Talbot House

This is the roof of Talbot House on Great Norbury Street.

I took this close-up of the roof hoping to get a better view of the carved stonework but actually the spiked lightning conductor seems to be the most interesting aspect.

You can see the whole house on Hyde DP Xtra.

Sunday 1 May 2011

Mailbox & Shadow

The CDPB theme for Mayday is Mailbox. This replicates the them for 1st April 2007 and so here is the same double post-box in Hyde Market Place as I showed you then.

This time I've captured it on a sunny day with shadows including one of a lady who was approaching to post a letter.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants to the CDPB theme day.

For more Sunday Shadow Shots, visit Hey Harriet.