Sunday, 13 October 2013
Post Cards 'Hyde & Gee Cross
Today's post is from Susan
Susan say's: I'm sharing a recently acquired postcard of Hyde Chapel. In my collection, I have many others of the chapel but none quite like this. Unfortunately, as it was not posted I can't date it, but on the back is the printer's identity - Woolley, Tower Street Printing Works, Hyde. I've never heard of them and wonder if anyone else has. The card obviously has age to it, as the requirement is for a 1/2d stamp.
I'm also attaching another new recently obtained card of Manchester Road, below Newton Street along with its approximate location today. What a difference! Again, I can't date this card as it hasn't been posted, but looking at what the men on the right are wearing, I'd say late 20s early-mid 30s. As a child I remember a shop on the left of the picture called Busy Bee which sold children's wear. You can just about pick out the corner of Newton Street where, I suppose Garbett's shoes were there even at that time.