Wednesday 30 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: P is for Pawnbrokers

Things must be bad when even a pawnbrokers closes down. To be fair, the notices on the shutters state that the business has moved to another branch in Droylsden. Maybe they couldn't compete with the other pawnbrokers in town.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 29 April 2014

A passage through trees

This passage leads between the field at Foxholes which I showed you on 15th April and the cottages at Knott Fold which I showed you on 27th April.

For horse-riders it provides an alternative route to the one over the bridge I showed you on 19th April.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday 28 April 2014

Dandelions at Swains Valley

There is a good show of dandelions around Swains Valley although some of them are past their best.

See the whole clump of them on Hyde DP Xtra.

Take a fascinating look at dead dandelions on Lucy's Loose and Leafy website.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows and Macro Monday.

Sunday 27 April 2014

Shadows at Knott Fold

The white-faced cottages date back to the 18th century when they would have been surrounded by green fields. Now they are part of the modern housing estate based around Grosvenor Road.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday 26 April 2014

Friday 25 April 2014

Junction Street Triangle

Junction Street coming from Hyde North Station divides here as it reaches the A627. Left leads to Dukinfield Road and Hyde. Right leads to Victoria Road and Ashton under Lyne. On the other side of the main road beyond the tree-lined grassy triangle of ground lies the Village Hotel.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 24 April 2014

Clarendon Place Fenced Off

With work to demolish the multi-storey car park having started, Clarendon Place is closed to inbound traffic and the road fenced off although pedestrians are being allowed to use the roadway as a footpath.

A contribution to Good Fences.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: O is for Oldham Street

Oldham Street runs from Church Street to Corporation Street. It is a mixture of small business properties and terraced houses.

To stop it being used as a "rat-run", parts of it are one-way and speed-humps (a.k.a. sleeping policemen) are used as traffic-calming measures.

The Town Hall is visible at the bottom.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Between Bridges

From under Dowson Road Bridge looking along the line of the former Godley Junction to Apethorn Railway line towards Knott Fold.

The route is now a section of the Trans Pennine Trail and the National Cycle Network Route #62.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday 21 April 2014

Spring hath sprung

It is looking a bit more springlike with daffodils and pansies in the new flower planter outside the Co-op pharmacy in the Market Place.

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.

Sunday 20 April 2014

Shadows across Santander

This branch of Santander Bank was formerly a branch of the Bradford & Bingley.

Santander had acquired Bradford & Bingley's retail branches and savings business in September 2008.

In November 2004 they had acquired Abbey National plc and Abbey had become part of the Santander Group.

In January 2010, Abbey and the branch network of Bradford & Bingley were rebranded as Santander.

So for the last four years two branches of the bank have co-existed only a few hundred yards apart, but now the former Bradford and Bingley branch is being closed down and staff and accounts are all moving to the former Abbey branch.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday 19 April 2014

Over Knott Fold Bridge

The path over Knott Fold Bridge which spans the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway line now used by the Trans Pennine Trail.

Compare it now with how it looked in September 2013.

See the coloured version on Geograph.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Alas I cannot contribute this to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo as for reasons I don't fully understand the blog owner has deleted all his blogs.

Friday 18 April 2014

The view from Reynold Street into Travis Street

This view is about to change dramatically as work has just begun on the demolition of the multi-storey car park.

See the zoomed-in view of Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 17 April 2014

Fences at Flowery Field

Fences at the corner of Kirkstone Road and Windermere Road.

A contribution to Good Fences.

Wednesday 16 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: N is for Norfolk Street

Norfolk Street runs parallel to Market Street from Union Street to Reynold Street.

It used to cross Reynold Street and carry on to the Market Place but that part was demolished in the 1960s when the precinct that later developed into the Clarendon Square Shopping Centre was created.

The Norfolk Arms was demolished as part of that development but is remembered by a blue plaque - see Old Hyde for details.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Field at Foxholes

This rough field lies between the Foxholes estate and the Trans Pennine Trail.

Hoofprints attest to its use as a shortcut for horse-riders from Knott Fold.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday 14 April 2014

Blue Train at Hyde North

The train is a Northern Rail service from Manchester (Piccadilly) to Rose Hill (Marple).

For more about the station see out post of 4th April.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday 13 April 2014

Sunday morning on the Trans Pennine Trail

Approaching Knott Fold Bridge on the Trans Pennine Trail.

A contribution to Série de ponts de dimanche at «Louis'» California Travels.

Saturday 12 April 2014

Hot food reflections

It takes more than a heavy downpour to stop Hyde folk buying some hot food and cup of tea or coffee from the burger van on Hyde Civic Square.

The whole scene is reflected in the rain covered paving stones.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday 11 April 2014

Argos in Service Yard 3

An Argos delivery vehicle in the Service Yard 3 of Clarendon Square Shopping Centre.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 10 April 2014

Welcome to Hyde - 8 Years of Daily Photos

Sign and bus-stop on the A627 at the boundary between Dukinfield and Hyde.

Compare this with the how the sign looked on 8th April 2008 when Hyde Daily Photo was celebrating its 2nd anniversary.

Hyde Daily Photo opened with a photograph of Hyde Market on 8th April 2006.

After 5 years it went into archive mode and Hyde Daily Photo Volume 2 opened on 31st March 2011.

Volume 1 consists of 1819 posts and this is the 1047th post on Volume 2.

Additionally there are 224 posts on Old Hyde and 466 posts on Hyde DP Xtra.

That's 3556 posts in 8 years.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 9 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: M is for Mind The Step

On the platform at Hyde Central Station.

Yesterday Hyde Daily Photo was eight years old but I forgot the date and will post more about the anniversary tomorrow.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Waiting in the rain

Waiting at the grade II listed heritage bus (former tram) shelter on Market Street.

Do you see the two ladies walking down the road?

See them a few moments later still braving the rain as they cross the street.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Monday 7 April 2014

Horses on Mottram Road

At the bottom of Godley Hill Road.

On the right hand side is a "data collection camera". According to the speed camera page on the council website "A system of data collection cameras enable traffic engineers to build up speed profiles of the road covered. This enables the Council to identify speed hotspots and take the necessary action. They can also be used to help identify regular speeding offenders. The cameras also contain an overview camera that may be used for general public safety reasons."

A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellows.

Sunday 6 April 2014

Crossover shadows at Hyde North

With the sun directly behind it, a perfect set of shadows is created along the pathway of the crossover bridge at Hyde North station.

This is the bridge from which I took the photograph of Hyde North Station published 4th April 2014.

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

Friday 4 April 2014

Hyde North Station

View from the crossover bridge at Hyde North station.

The station opened as "Hyde Junction" in February 1863, being at the junction between the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway extension to New Mills, (operated jointly with the Midland Railway as the Sheffield and Midland Railway Companies' Committee), and the MS&L main line through Penistone to Sheffield).

On 17th September 1951, it was renamed Hyde North. Now it only has platforms on the (non electrified) tracks towards Romiley.

The electrified tracks that carry EMU trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and Hadfield pass behind the station and these trains call instead at nearby Flowery Field.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 3 April 2014

The end for Route 66

This is how the signage looks outside Route 66.

Originally it was the Church Inn but changed its name to Tylers in 2006 and became Route 66 in 2008.

The "party" was in 2009 after which it was closed down by the police.

The building was sold recently at auction and now workmen have completely gutted it inside.

As it is highly unlikely to reopen as a pub, this signage will probably disappear any time soon.

There is a brief illustrated history of the Church Inn from 1902 on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 2 April 2014

ABC Wednesday: L is for Lee's Barber Shop

The latest occupant of the shop on Russel Street between the plumbers' merchants and Oaklands furniture shop is Lee's Barber Shop. In recent years it has housed two different barbers, a nail shop, a computer shop and probably others I've forgotten. None of them seem to stay for too long unlike the established businesses either side.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Give Way at the end of Cross Street

There is a Give Way sign and mini roundabout at the end of Cross Street at its junction with Great Norbury Street and Station Close.

The triangular, red bordered sign with give way written in the centre is a regulatory sign giving an order. The equilateral give way sign is upside down compared to other warning road signs simply as a recognition of shape. So if for instance a give way sign was to become defaced due to snow for example, the shape of the sign alone would be enough to inform a motorist of the impending hazard (a junction) that is ahead.

The upside down white triangle markings on the road represent an additional warning to motorists that there is a give way just ahead.

A contribution to the Triangles theme at City Daily Photo.

A contribution also to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.