We have been contacted by Alan and BrendaMaddocks
fromWanganui New Zealand, and this is what he has to say:
I enjoy browsing your website. My wife Brenda and I lived at 3 Cleveland Avenue, Hyde, 1962 -69, An electrician I worked for Hyde Corporation for a few months during 1966, then for Godley Footwear until 1969. Brenda at one time worked part time at Walls and for a company at Gee Cross that sold paper products but we cannot remember it's name. Early 1970 we moved to Denton and in 1973 emigrated to Wanganui New Zealand. Our son and daughter were both born at Aspland Home. One thing I enjoyed about living in Cleveland Avenue, a short walk along Alexander Street and there was the canal, a great place for a walk along the towpath.
I have a collection of postcards, including the one above, it is unused and I cannot remember how I acquired it. I hope your readers could date the photograph, maybe even recognise some of the people.
I took this photograph 2 evenings ago, we are in winter now in NZ but we are having a few days of clear weather, bright sunny days but cold at night. The peak on the horizon is Mount Taranaki, about 60 miles away as the crow flies.
Thanks again to Dave Williams for these pictures of Cleveland Avenue