Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Union Street 1914


A charabanc outing from Union Street Congregational Church circa 1914.
The Technical school is in the background. This is now part of Hyde Library.

Thanks to Steven and Winifred Pickford for the photograph!


Dave Williams said...

Another charabanc! The first forms of mass passenger transportation were lorries (or 'lurries' as they were then more commonly known) with simple bench seats fitted on the back. Later more specialised bodies were developed which could be fitted to the back of a lorry at weekend and used to take people on outings. I remember when I was very young and lived in Denton that the coalman and his lorry were used by people who were moving house.

Werneth Low said...

When we moved from Kensington Street to Stockport Road in 1957 our possessions were taken by Roy Dennerley's horse and cart.

Anonymous said...

I lived in Kensington Street, the worst place I've ever lived.