Here is a pair of "Now and Then" photos sent to us by Susan Jaleel.
As you can see, not a great deal has changed over the years !
Scanned postcard taken at Broomstair Bridge when it was the county
boundary [pre-1974]. The larger of the two signs on the left at the
bridge said "Municipal Borough of Hyde, Cheshire" and the smaller one
just beyond said "Cheshire", and as far as I'm concerned that's where
Hyde still is! I love the delivery boy and his bike and the EWS
[emergency water supply] sign can still be clearly seen on the stone of
the bridge. I would date this picture around 1959-60 I think.
Broomstair in 2007
Same spot but taken in 2007. Notice that the Tameside sign has been sited across the road.
Many Thanks, Susan.