This photo shows Alfred Beames shop which stood on George Street for a time. ( I think this photo shows the George Street shop) It was a DIY shop , selling wood cut to order amongst other things....the B&Q of its day. This disappeared when the area was demolished to make way for the motorway. Also note the hairdressers - one of many that used to operate in Hyde. I think it was called "Gina's" but not 100% sure.
Thanks to Nick Clarke for this wonderfully evocative photo - one he took for his O'level photography exam , no less :)