Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Taking a taxi back through time

(photograph © Gerald England)

Amongst the classic vehicles on show at Hyde Civic Square in May 2017 was this Taxi P756 ORK.

(photograph © Gerald England)

It is a classic Fx4 retired London cab with a bullet proof Nissan 2.7 engine.

(photograph © Emily Everett)

On doing some research I discovered this photograph by Emily Everett showing the very same taxi at work in the snow in London in 2012. She used it to illustrate her essay "Off Edgware Road" published in The Common.

(photograph © Shaun Ferguson)

I got in touch with Emily and she told me it was taken on the corner of Victoria Road and Stapleton Hall Road in Stroud Green. Delving further I found this photograph by Shaun Ferguson taken in 2009 and published on Geograph of Stroud Green Baptist Church.

Emily tells me "The Stroud Green Baptist Church is on that corner - half of it (the half bordering Victoria Road) has been turned into flats, which is where my husband and I lived when I took the photo. The other half is still a church with services every Sunday. Now I'm so curious to know how that cab came to be parked on Victoria Road!"

A contribution to Our World Tuesday

Monday, 1 May 2017

Bank Holiday Breakfast

The Mayday theme for City Daily Bloggers is Let's Eat, so on a rather bleak Monday Bank Holiday I went into town for breakfast.

This is the "small breakfast" that they serve at "Bake-n-Butty" on Clarendon Place. One rasher of bacon, a fried egg, baked beans, plum tomatoes, a hash brown (as my preferred substitute for a sausage which I don't care for), a slice of toast and a mug of tea (you can have coffee if you prefer). All for £2.95.

Find out more about the cafe on their Facebook page and click the Let's Eat link above to see what bloggers around the world are eating.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Wet Saturday

On a morning of torrential rain, Hyde Market from the slight shelter of the fruit and vegetable stall.

Photograph © Gerald England, 2017.

A contribution to the "Wet" theme at City Daily Photo.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Loving Life in Hyde

The theme for February 1st at City Daily Photos is Loving Life.

As my own contribution I've dug out this photograph taken at the Artisan's Market in October. This stall-holder has a unique range of wooden items that have been etched with various designs. Especially popular was the bread board etched "Hyde Born and Bread". The word "HYDE" was made up of various local street names.

The Artisan's Market is being held the first Saturday of the month from March onwards in 2017. For more details see them on Facebook

See more loving life around the world on the CDPB themepage.

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