Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Church Inn - Route 66: 1902 - 2014

The coronation of Edward VII was set for 26th June 1902.

On Werneth Low, a bonfire was built.

Two days before the ceremony, the King was taken ill and the actual coronation postponed until 9th August.

The bonfire went ahead as planned as did celebrations at Godley Hill.

This was the scene outside the Church Inn.

This is how it looked in June 2006 when England were playing in the World Cup.

By December 2006 it had changed its name to "Tylers".

A year later and it was closed and up for auction.

In 2008 it opened as "Route 66" but after a series of "troubles" was closed down by the police in 2009.

A week last Monday there were warning notices on the shutters declaring "Work in progress Dangeours not allowd to go in building Access only".

On Friday I could see that workmen had ripped out the front windows and it was obvious in passing that the whole of the interior had been gutted.

A closer view of the current signage can be seen on Hyde Daily Photo.

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