Tuesday 31 March 2015

Library Car Park on Union Street

This car park, viewed from the end of Ward Street, is on the site of the former Hyde Baths which opened in 1889 and closed in 1984 and was later demolished. On the left is the former Hyde Library with buildings at the rear which have been variously used as a college and for council services. Library services have now been moved to the Town Hall which is visible beyond the corner of the car park.

More information can be found on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday and ABC Wednesday.

Monday 30 March 2015

Craig's Welsh Meat and Cheeses

A visitor to Hyde Market on Saturday was the "Meat Man" selling "Craig's Quality Meats" from his lorry. A separate stall was devoted to Craig's Farmhouse Cheeses.

For details of their produce see the Bodelwyddan Farm Shop Facebook page.

Despite the stormy weather I hope he did well enough to come back again.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday 29 March 2015

Shadow Shot Sunday: A560 Gateway shadows

Entering Hyde along the A560 from Stockport are some huge raised metal signs which were erected at boundaries all around the Greater Manchester area at the time of the millennium. When the sun is strong in the evening their shadows are cast across the road.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday 28 March 2015

Weekend in Black & White: A glimpse of Pole Bank

From Stockport Road, a brief glimpse of Pole Bank through the trees.

For more information about Pole Bank see my photographs on Geograph.

A different version of this image can be found on sithenah.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.

Friday 27 March 2015

Partial Solar Eclipse over Gee Cross

I didn't have the equipment nor the inclination to get any especially clear photos of last week's partial solar eclipse but I made a few attempts to document the occasion.

This image was taken around 9.10 am when the moon was just beginning to take a bite out of the sun.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

ABC Wednesday: K is for Knott Lane

Knott Lane is ancient route connecting Gee Cross with Knott Fold.

In modern times the Cheetham Fold estate has been built around it, including The Apethorn public house.

Despite being a popular local pub and a music venue, it was closed in January 2015 by its then owners, Enterprise Inns, and has been sold over the head of the pub manager.

See how it looked in 2009 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1.

View it from the opposite direction on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Monday 23 March 2015

Trans Pennine Trail near Foxholes

The route of the former Godley Junction to Apethorn railway is now used for the Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route #62. In the foreground is a Rowe type Sustrans milepost. See the front of the milepost in my post of 27th November 2014.

See how the sign looked before it was painted in my post of 26th June 2014

See how the oak tree looked before it lost one of its lower branches in my post of 24th March 2013.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday 22 March 2015

Eclipse shadows

Others have posted photos of last Friday's solar eclipse so you don't need more from me. During the eclipse the sun itself still shone fairly brilliantly in a cloudy sky and despite around 90% of it being covered by the shadow of the moon it was still strong enough to cast these shadows across the car park.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.

Saturday 21 March 2015

Weekend Reflections plus a cat or two

I was passing the lawnmower and cycle shop on Market Street when I noticed the cat looking out of the window.

The other side of the street is nicely reflected in the window.

A contribution to
Weekend Reflections;
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters.

Friday 20 March 2015

Final end of Carrfield Mill

Compare this with the photograph I took in February 2013.

Two years on and the offices of Welspun at Carrfield Mill have finally been demolished and I took this new photo after poking my phone-camera through the fence.

Now that it has all gone a 7 acre industrial and office development site is up for sale.

See how it looked when the Ashton Brothers' mill complex, Carrfield Mill, Bayleyfield Mill and Balaclava Mill, was extant on Old Hyde.

A contribution to Good Fences.

Thursday 19 March 2015

Car Park Charges on Chapel Street

This is a composite photograph featuring two seperate signs.

On Chapel Street, either side of Oldham Street, are two car parks.

One is owned and run by Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. The charges that apply between 8 am and midnight Mon-Sat including bank holidays are:
up to 30 minutes - 50p (8am - 6pm)
up to 3 hours - £1 (8am - 6pm)
All Day - £2 (8am - midnight)
Evenings - £1 (6pm - midnight)
No charge on Sundays
Blue-badge holders are allowed an extra hour free on top of the paid-for time.

The other is owned by private company Simple Intelligent Parking and their tarrifs which apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including bank holidays are:
1hr 70p
2hrs £1.40
3hrs £2.10
4hrs £2.70
12hrs £3.20
24hrs £4.00

Check out photographs of the car parks on Hyde Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Looking down on the Peak Forest Canal

The Peak Forest Canal, viewed here from the Manchester Road bridge, was built at the turn of the 18th/19th centuries. On the right are 19th century warehouses. On the left are 21st century houses built on the site of the former Automasters Enginering Works.

Previous views of the Peak Forest Canal from Manchester Road:

A contribution to Water World Wednesday.

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Busker on Hyde Civic Square

Near the bus stop by the flower planter and between the phone box and a bench a busker is playing on the Civic Square. He has come fully equipped with music stand microphone and speakers. In the background the Town Hall on the right is covered with scaffold. On the left is the RBS bank.

A contribution to Our World Tuesday.

Friday 13 March 2015

Exit from the M67

Looking across at the junction 3 westbound exit from the M67 motorway.

There is a smattering of snow to be seen on the Pennine Hills.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Signs on the Trans Pennine Trail

The Trans Pennine Trail and National Cycle Route #62 runs here along what was the trackbed of the Godley Junction to Apethorn railway. At one time an iron footbridge crossed here - see Hyde Cheshire - but it has been demolished and now a footpath leads from Walkers Fold over the trail and up to Donald Avenue.

The sign in the centre directs horse riders to use the gravel bridleway on the foreground left, leaving the tarmacked path for the use of cyclists and walkers.

On the corner is a Sustrans milepost of the Cockerel design which I featured in October 2014.

See the path from Walker Fold on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

The former Unity Inn

The Unity Inn on the corner of Oldham Street and Croft Street was closed in 2013 and has since been converted into residential use.

See how it looked in December 2012 before it was closed and in March 2013 when it was stripped of its signage.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday 9 March 2015

Once Upon A Bride

Once Upon A Bride on Market Street opposite the end of Dowson Road is a bridal shop that has been in business for around ten years. The premises are shared with Perfect Fit which offers formal dress hire for men.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Saturday 7 March 2015

Weekend reflections in the Cotton Bale

On Thursday I posted a photograph of the Cotton Bale on Hyde DP Xtra and a close-up of the Pub sign here.

The J D Wetherspoons pub on the corner of John Street and Market Place is currently closed for refurbishment, so it was ideal opportunity to catch a reflection of the street in its window.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections.

Friday 6 March 2015

Skywatch Friday: Peel Street

Looking down Peel Street from its junction with Grange Road South late one afternoon.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

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.

Wednesday 4 March 2015

ABC Wednesday: H is for Hot Crumpet

The Hot Crumpet is a sandwich shop on Dowson Road next door to what is now a hair and beauty salon.

The current proprietors are Steve and Steph who took it over about eight years ago. As well as hot and cold sandwiches they provide jacket potatoes, pies, salads and various snacks. Some days they do a lunchtime special such as curry&rice, lasagne, lamb hotpot, sausage&mash.

See inside the shop on Hyde DP Xtra.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Two Benches without a Tree

These two benches can be found at the corner of Union Street and Market Street.

When they first appeared in January 2009 there was a tree between them - see my post from Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday 2 March 2015

Let's Talk Tripe again

When Jack Curvis - who was featured in 2006 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1 - retired a few years ago his tripe stall on Hyde Indoor Market was taken over by Lyndon Boot who continues to sell traditional tripe and cow heel as well as rag puddings, a range of low fat sausages and other delicacies.

A recent addition is a sculpture of a bull which has been firmly fixed above the stall.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Sunday 1 March 2015

Hyde Nursing and Care Centre

Hyde Nursing and Care Centre operated by Meridian Healthcare Ltd is built on the site of Wards 1-3 of the former Hyde Hospital.

According to their website they provide general nursing care and nursing dementia (EMI Nursing) care for older people. Hyde Nursing Home is also the home to an intermediate care service called Grange View. Grange View services are provided by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust. The Pennine Care team is made up of healthcare assistants, nurses and therapists who will help patients to recover and regain their independence following a hospital stay. This will include patients who have a long term condition, those who need help with dressings and wound care and people with mobility problems.

Local people generally continue to refer to Grange View as Hyde Hospital.

A contribution to the City Daily Photo theme Aging.