Thursday 30 January 2014

Signs on Pennine View

A new housing estate by Barratts is being built on the site of the former Harehills Primary School off Pudding Lane at Hattersley.

A large number of warning signs have been erected on the road leading to the current building work.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 29 January 2014

ABC Wednesday: C is for Cabbage

A large Southport cabbage from Uncle Walter's stall on Hyde Market costs 80p.

I posted a recent photo (taken last Saturday) of Uncle Walter's stall yesterday. This photographer was taken about six weeks ago but I've kept it till now.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Uncle Walter's Garden Produce

One of the regular mobile stalls on Hyde Market is Uncle Walter's Garden Produce. Most of the produce has been grown in fields around Southport.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Sunday 26 January 2014

Snoopy the dog

I heard a dog barking and found Snoopy (as I was later informed) tied to a bench outside the Post Office.

When the owner came out the barking stopped and the tail started wagging.

A contribution to Camera Critters and Blue Monday.

Saturday 25 January 2014

Flooded Valley Reflections

The deep valley between Gower Road and St George's Church through which flows the Gower Hey Brook is usually a muddy swamp. The last time I passed that way the valley was flooded and the water reflected back the bare wintry trees.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections and Scenic Weekends.

Friday 24 January 2014

Path to Woodend Lane

At the end of Albert Road a cobbled path leads to Woodend Lane. On the left is Vicarage Court. On the right is Charnley House Care Home.

A wider, coloured view can be found on Geograph.

A contribution to Friday Fences and The Weekend in Black and White.

Wednesday 22 January 2014

ABC Wednesday: B is for Butchers

Hibberts Family Butchers were established in 1970, they moved from the inside market into these premises on Clarendon Place in 2006.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Clarendon Place from Service Yard 2

From Service Yard 2 of the Clarendon Square Shopping Centre looking across into Clarendon Place. On the left is the Queens, then the Willow Wood Hospice Charity shop, Hibbert's butchers (with the office of Hyde Cars above) and Paul's Carpets.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday 20 January 2014

Sunday 19 January 2014

Bridge repairs off Canal Street

Workmen on the top of a scissor-platform are doing work on the railway viaduct carrying the Rose Hill (Marple) to Manchester (Piccadilly) line over Great Norbury Street, Manchester Road, the M67 and Dukinfield Road. This section accessed from Canal Street is between Manchester Road and the motorway. I assume they are probably pointing the stonework.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

Saturday 18 January 2014

Reflections in the rain at Hyde Civic Square

If you want to see exactly what is being reflected see the original photograph on Geograph.

Another photograph from the same day can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White and Weekend Reflections.

Friday 17 January 2014

Break in the clouds

A brief break in the storm clouds over Grosvenor Road.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 16 January 2014

Lloyds Bank

In September 2013 the Lloyds TSB Bank split off its former TSB (Trustees Savings Bank) branches pending sale/transfer to another banking group in 2014. The Hyde branch of Lloyds TSB reverted to being simply a branch of Lloyds Bank.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 15 January 2014

ABC Wednesday: A is for A7-AEE

I spotted this Qatar Airlines A7-AEE shortly after noon on 28th December.

According to Flight Aware it was flying from Beijing to Doha.

However identifies it as flight QTR24 from Doha to Manchester.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 14 January 2014

Amborkhana Point Asian Grocer

The previous vacant lot opposite the Fire Station on Railway Street is now the car park for the Amborkhana Point Asian Grocer. You can in fact now walk through it to Great Norbury Street and Corporation Street.

The store is in part of the old Hyde Equitable Co-operative Society warehouse.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday.

Monday 13 January 2014

Above Caesars

In my recent post Barclays Reflections you saw, reflected in the bank's window, the windows above the colonnade across the street.

Under the colonnade is Caesars Bar & Café. It used to be Caesars Hair Team but the hairdresser relocated to Romiley last year. I suspect the café bar has kept the name to save on the costs of new signage.

On the left is a late night opening pharmacy.

The premises above Caesars, accessed via the blue door in between, are now the home of "Freedom Dancers" who according to their website "have been in the dance industry for a few years now and come to realize dance companies can offer so much more than just a dance school. We cater for all occasions as well as providing the dance school experience."

A contribution to Blue Monday and Whimsical Windows, Delirious Doors.

Sunday 12 January 2014

Shadows outside Santander

This is one of two branches of Santander on Market Place. This one was formerly the Bradford & Bingley. The other (ex-Abbey) is just two streets away.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday 11 January 2014

Reflections at Barclays

I posted a photograph of the cash machine at Barclays bank on January 2nd. I had cropped the original photograph in order to show the signs above and to the right of the ATM.

This is cropped from the same original and shows the shops across the street reflected in the bank's windowblinds.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday 10 January 2014

January sunrise over Werneth Low

A sky of layered clouds over Werneth Low Road at 8.45am on the first Sunday in January. It all clouded over within an hour and it remained dull all day until wind and heavy rain arrived in the evening.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 9 January 2014

Free Library

Engraved above the Union Street entrance to Hyde Library are the words "Free Library".

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

In recent years the building was shared between the library and Tameside College but after the college moved out the library was extensively refurbished between 2006 and 2010 and a gallery to local artist Harry Rutherford was opened. However in 2012 the gallery was moved to the Central Art Gallery in Ashton under Lyne.

In the first round of "council austerity cuts" the public were presented with three "choices" regarding the future of library services. Smaller local libraries were closed in the light of promised improved facilities at main libraries such as Hyde. Now, in a new round of service cuts, the proposal is to move library services to the Town Hall.

The plan is then to sell the library building.

More photographs of Hyde Library can be viewed on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs and The Weekend in Black and White.

Wednesday 8 January 2014

ABC Wednesday: Z is for Zaynab's

Zaynab's Indian takeaway on Market Street was previously known as the "Royal Tandoori". These days it has an online ordering service.

The "Sweat Shop" next door used to belong to veteran Hyde athlete Ron Hill but he sold the business some years ago.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 7 January 2014

Henry Street Cats

Two cats on Henry Street with the rear of houses on Croft Street in the background.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday 6 January 2014

Bus stop reflections

This was intended to be a photograph of the trees by the bus stop on Market Street reflected in the mock-marble seating around the new flower planters at Hyde Civic Square.

But serendipity has stepped in and what I've actually captured is a little piece of street photography.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday 5 January 2014

Wet night shadows

I've previously shown a photo of the flash floods two days before Christmas.

This was a little later in the day and the lights of cars were casting shadows of the trees onto the wet pavement and illuminating them.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Friday 3 January 2014

The Peak Forest Canal alongside Aldi

Behind the fence on the left is the Aldi supermarket. Underneath is the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal. The towpath changes sides here by means of a roving bridge - see Manchester Road Roving Brdige.

Behind the fence on the other side of the canal is a footpath that is signposted "Over Yonder" but actually leads to the Tameside Animal Rescue Sanctuary.

A contribution to:
Friday Fences,
The Weekend in Black and White,
Weekend Reflections,
Scenic Weekends.

Thursday 2 January 2014

Not a cigarette bin

The bin next to the Barclays Cash machine is accompanied by the sign: "Not a cigarette bin".

The sign above the ATM has clearly been there some time as it says "We welcome customers of other banks and building societies, including:" and lists The Woolwich (part of Barclays since 2006/7) and the Abbey National which changed to simply the Abbey in 2003 and has been Santander since 2010.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 1 January 2014

Photo of the Year 2013

Reflections in Pole Bank Pool was voted the best of Hyde Daily 2013.

The pool was dredged in 2010 and David Barlow has made a video of the work which can be viewed on YouTube.

The twelve contenders for Hyde photo of the year can be found on Best of Hyde Daily 2013.

The runner-up and details of the the votes cast can be seen on Hyde DP Xtra.

See photographs from other members of the City Daily Photoblogging community at the January Gallery - Photo of the Year.

A contribution for the letter Y for Year at ABC Wednesday.