Todays post is an email with accompanying pictures from Graham Sharp.
Over to Graham,....
"Here are some old photos of Hyde station that some of your
readers might have an interest in. I worked at Hyde Central from 1950
until 1952 when I did my National Service. Working there was a very interesting experience for a young lad!
What was the original Hyde Station on Great Norbury Street , it was
built in 1862 it was expanded in later years and was renamed Hyde
Central in 1951. The original building is to the left on the second photo and housed all the usual offices and the Station Masters house,
the newer addition is the taller building in the centre and the entrance
hall with the roof lights. This part was the main entrance and
booking office.Everything was gas lit until I left in 1952 and probably
for a long time afterwards. The goods office was further up Great
Norbury Street in the old coal yard.
I think that the first photo is very interesting and is from
August 1960 and shows a crowd of people waiting for one of the several
Wakes trains. If I remember correctly, there was a Friday night train to
Liverpool and the ferry to the Isle of Man and Saturday "specials"
to Blackpool and North Wales... perhaps some of your readers might
As always, much appreciated!
Thank you, Graham :)