Saturday, 5 November 2011

Weekend reflections at Pole Bank

Pole Bank was the home of the Ashton family, prominent mill-owners. The house is now a private nursing home. The grounds, however are a public open space.

I first published a photo of the pond in May 2008. In early 2010 the pond was dredged as part of renovation work which you can see here and also here.

This photograph was taken last Tuesday. It was raining heavily and I had to shelter under the trees as best I could. Another photograph from a different angle can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

A vintage view can be found on Old Hyde.

The coloured version of this can be seen on Geograph.

For reflections worldwide visit Weekend Reflections.


  1. Like a romantic painting in B&W! beautyful and nostalgyc!

  2. Brilliant! If this place was described to me I would have thought color would be best but b&w looks great!

  3. Love the soft misty look in this pic - I'm going to click over and see the coloured version.
    Have a great weekend.