Sunday, 27 January 2013

Civic slush

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A blanket of snow had fallen overnight and though the roads were gritted and passable, the pavements in town were icy and treacherous underfoot. Hyde market ground (or Civic Square as it is now called) was especially tricky to negotiate on foot.

It was ten past ten by the Town Hall clock. The baked potato stall was already open but the mobile burger bar had yet to set up.

About an hour later the sun came out and began to melt the snow as you can see on Hyde Daily Photo.

By Sunday afternoon - What a difference a day makes.


  1. Arhhh great photo of the old market place ,as my dads butcher,s shop was in the old market hall "Eric Richards and son " i spent many a happy hour market shopping ,but can you tell me does the Fairground still come there every August for the wakes holidays and if so a picture would be just fantastic , wonderfull happy hours spent at that time with great young friends ...I sit at my p.c. here in west oz on 36deg day !!! and really enjoy your pictures and the comments too , you do a fantastic job ,,thankyou regards Anita

    1. The fairground is usually now found on ground opposite Hyde Park. All that slush and snow in this picture has gone completely overnight.


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