Sunday, 4 October 2015

Shadows across Water Street

The premises on the corner of Milk Street and Water Street that are now Hyde Deco were once the Nags Head. The Nags Head was opened around 1859 by Charlotte Pangburn. In the early 1900s it acquired a reputation as a disorderly house where gambling took place and it lost its licence in 1906 - See Hyde Cheshire Blog for more information.

See how this looked in 2011 on Geograph.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday and Blue Monday.

Friday, 2 October 2015

Bus station sunset

I was on the bus at Hyde bus station waiting for it to depart for Ashton when I was struck by the setting sun.

This was taken with my phone looking through the windows of both the bus and the bus station and so isn't of best quality but one has to grab the moment. By the time I came back from Ashton an hour later it was dark.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Bus shelter at top of Market Street

This bus shelter at the top of Market Street is typical of the many around Greater Manchester all manufactured by JCDecaux who seem to have a near monopoly.

A contribution to the City Daily Photoblogs theme Shelter.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Morris Minor Mailvan SLM176

This 1956 Morris Minor 803cc, 50cubic feet mailvan registration SLM 176 is one of a batch of 880 Morris Minor vans, all registered to the Royal Mail Head Office in London. On March 31st 1956 it started its working life being allocated to Scunthorpe Post Office on the 9th April 1956 carrying the serial number 53498.1t was used by the Head Postmaster for six months before being transferred to the Head Post Office at Newcastle upon Tyne. Most of its working life was spent delivering mail in the Newbiggin area of Northumberland until it was withdrawn from service in June 1964. It was sold by the GPO on the 7th July 1964 to a butcher in Newbiggin who used it to deliver meat in the Newcastle upon Tyne area until the 31" May 1967. The van then spent a period of time )n a scrapyard and then in a broken down shed at a smallholding near York until February 2000 when the present owners purchased it. Although in a sorry state at the time it has since been lovingly restored to its original livery.

It was seen here recently amongst other classic cars gathered on Hyde Civic Square at the Heritage Open Weekend.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

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