Thursday, 31 July 2014

The Sportsman and its Benchmark


The Sportsman Inn on Mottram Road is a "real ale" pub. It stands on the junction with Lumn Road and Cheapside (now the exit from Morrison's supermarket).


The southeast corner of the pub carries an Ordnance Survey cut benchmark.

The term benchmark, originates from the chiselled horizontal marks that surveyors made in stone structures, into which an angle-iron could be placed to form a "bench" for a levelling rod, thus ensuring that a levelling rod could be accurately repositioned in the same place in future. These marks were usually indicated with a chiselled arrow below the horizontal line. The height of a benchmark is calculated relative to the heights of nearby benchmarks in a network extending from a fundamental benchmark, a point with a precisely known relationship to the level datum of the area, typically mean sea level. The position and height of each benchmark is shown on large-scale maps.

See the Ordnance Survey website for more information.

For a closer view of the corner and a taste of "What's on at the Sportsman" see Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Big Tree Memorial Stone


The inscription on the stone at the Big Tree Memorial reads:

"BIG TREE"
REMEMBERING SACRIFICES MADE
IN THE NORTHERN IRELAND AND
FALKLANDS CONFLICTS
UNVEILED BY
EARL KITCHENER
OF KHARTOUM
APRIL 1983.

See how the Big Tree looked in 1983 on Old Hyde.

See how the Big Tree looked in 2007 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 1.

See how the Big Tree looks in 2014 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol. 2.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Friday, 18 July 2014

The rook and the starling


These two brave birds were foraging on Market Place but shifted quickly as soon as a car approached.

See where the rook went on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to
Saturday Critters;
I'd rather b birdin;
Shadow Shot Sunday;
Camera Critters.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sustrans sign near Stockport Road


One and half miles to Godley or one mile to Apethorn reads the Fossil Tree design Sustrans' milepost near Stockport Road on National Cycle Network route 62.

For more information and a wider view see Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to signs, signs.
Unless otherwise stated, all photographs on this site are copyright © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Gerald England. In most cases, clicking on the photograph will reveal a larger-sized image.

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