Sunday, 22 August 2010
Market St / Edna Street Corner
This shows the Market St and Edna St junction circa 1950's. The Cheshire Cheese pub is evident ,middle right, by the large sign on the roof. There was also a toy shop called Lee's , a laundrette and a bakers ,amongst other shops. Note the distinct lack of traffic. Maybe it was a sunday or a tuesday afternoon ,which was half day closing in Hyde. Lees toy shop was a veritable delight to me as a young child.Two windows of wonderment! :D
This shows the Market St and Edna St junction in 2010. Note that the laundrette is still there, one of just a few remaining laundrys in the area. The toy shop has long gone, to be replaced by a specialised sportswear shop, formerly Ron Hills shop, "Running Wild". The Cheshire Cheese pub has also closed with a Takeaway /Cafe called "The Cheshire Grill" now in its place.