Friday, 30 July 2010
Hyde Reform Club
Hyde Reform Club was an imposing building that stood on the corner of Foundry street and Clarendon Place, almost opposite to where the "Jolly Carter" pub stands today...
It was known as the Liberal Club and was a hotbed for local politics.
This view shows the side of the club taken from Foundry street itself, before its demolition. Rutherford Way and Gabbotts Farm shop now stand roughly where Foundry street was. On this photo you can just see the doorway to the Jolly Carter pub, next to the shop named Crown which was a " pound shop" of it's day , selling wallpaper rollends..
The Reform Club is the Grey building marked out in the middle of the map.