Tuesday, 3 September 2013
View from Flowery Field Church
This is a cutting from 'The Reporter' of 21 February 1991.
The street map below is from the pre-motorway A-Z and shows the streets in this part of Hyde before the demolition teams moved in. I've skewed the map a bit so it's more or less looking straight down Newton Street, but in the opposite direction to the photograph. Flowery Field Church is the small cross at the top left next to Newton Street.
On the left-hand side of the picture just above Carrfield Mill is a row of houses:
These are on the south side of Bank Street, and the short street which runs upwards on the right-hand side of the row is Pitt Street which leads to Grafton Street.
At the extreme bottom right of the picture you can just see the start of Dukinfield Road, and above that the backs of a row of houses:
These houses are on the north side of Mary Street. The photograph was obviously taken late in the day as you can see the shadow of these houses on Newton Street and the sunlight showing where Mary Street is. Going up Newton Street the next patch of sunlight is George Street and then at the top you've got Market Street.
It's a pity it's only a newspaper photograph as it limits the amount of detail you can see, but I'm sure that people who know the Hyde of that time a lot better than I do will be able to pick out other buildings of interest.