Monday, 24 November 2014

Ice skating on Hyde Civic Square


On Friday the Christmas lights were switched on with entertainment beforehand and fireworks afterwards. It was pouring down with rain so I stayed at home, but those who braved the storm had a wonderful time by all accounts (barring the minority of always-moaners).

On Saturday an ice-skating rink was provided on the Civic Square by Ice Adventure who are based in Chorley.


Another photograph of the rink can be seen on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to Blue Monday.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Renewing Owd Josh


The decorations are already up on Hyde Town Hall.

The clock and bells in Hyde Town Hall were donated by Joshua Bradley in 1884 and known affectionately as "Owd Josh".

Photographs of the inside of the clock tower can be found at Hyde, Cheshire.


Two of the clockfaces are being removed for cleaning and general restoration. This shows the the southern face partially dismantled.

A photograph of the northern face of the clock can be found on Hyde Daily Photo.

It should be back looking new again before too long.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Standing, waiting for a train


Whilst improvement work takes place at Hyde Central Station there is nowhere for waiting passengers to sit as the old seats are behind the barriers - see Hyde Daily Photo.

According to Northern Rail they will be refurbishing the rear station wall; resurfacing the station concourse; installing improved lighting; resurfacing and improving and drainage in the car park.


A workman said they will be putting the shelter back when the work is complete.

A contribution to
Rubbish Tuesday;
Our World Tuesday;
Good Fences.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Geese at Jet Amber Fields


Dozens of Canada Geese were grazing in the fields and trees in the Jet Amber Fields area between Kingston and St Anne's Haughton.


Some of them made their way down to the river Tame - see Hyde Daily Photo.

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