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Saturday, 12 March 2011
Travellers Call ( Then and Now )
I went up Joel Lane this week to take a few photo's of the house that used to be the Travellers Call and one of the photos I took was from the same viewpoint as the one in Paul Taylor's book, A History Of The Pubs Of Hyde And District. We have shown the pub before but I wanted to get a shot as close to the original as possible. It was relatively easy to get the right angle using the two chimney stacks of the house on the right and I'm pleased with the result, though you'll notice that contrary to what you normally see the lamppost has moved to the other side of the road.
I've got to admit though that I felt a bit uneasy standing in the middle of the road to take the photo - if I'd posed a man and a couple of children in the road like in the earlier picture I've no doubt I would have been prosecuted under the Health and Safety Act!
Just wanted to add this excellent picture by Paul Williams - It deserves to be seen as part of the post!
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