The following was sent to us by Joyce and Graham Sharp and it is precisely for the reasons they outline below just why we do the blog.
Hyde Cheshire Blog.
One of the first things that Joyce and I do each day is to look at this Blog and also the Hyde Daily Photo by Gerald England.
Why do we this and look forward to it so much?
Joyce and I were brought up in Hyde, we were married at Hyde Chapel in 1956, we had two sons and left Hyde for Canada in 1966.
Our parents and siblings are all dead now leaving a few cousins, nieces and nephews and friends in England.
We now have three children, seven grandchildren and one great grandson, we have had no time to be "homesick".
However, as we get older there is a strong, but futile desire to relive our youth, a feeling shared by many. But, "You can't go home again".
We cannot walk up Joel Lane and over Werneth Low. We cannot go down Hyde on a Saturday evening for a Football Pink and the Empire News. I cannot go to the Moulders for a pint with my Dad and on to Ewen Fields with a Handforths pie at half time.
We cannot go to the August Wakes Week Fair on the Market Ground or to the Ritz for a Saturday matinee. A tripe tea upstairs at the UCP is a distant memory.
Are there still Saturday night dances at Enfield Street School ? Does Jock still have his stall on Hyde Market?
A quick game of snooker in the Billiard Hall upstairs behind the Hippodrome on the way home from school.
To be able to walk down Hyde Lane looking in the many and wonderful shop windows.
These are some of the many things that we would like to do but, either they do not exist any more or, we don't have the legs for it!
So, this is where the Blogs come in, by refreshing some of those memories with the wonderful posts from so many people.
Thanks to Team Hydonian and particularly to you. Nancy, for helping us "relive our youth"
Joyce Baddeley and Graham Sharp on Werneth Low, 1954.
Many Thanks to you both for sharing the memories with us :)
It's lovely to be able to help you relive your youth !