Harry Rutherford's Festival of Britain Mural
Sean D,IS THAT YOU MALINGERING AT THE SIDE OF THE LADS CLUB?
A historic building that shoud never have been demolished. It was one of the first lock-ups in Hyde after the first two lock-ups were closed.
What's a lock up?
Rock Ape, I thought the same myself at first but I did have some hair in 1991 and even I didn't have such bad fashion sense. Could be Phil M though.
The old jails in Hyde were called the Hyde Lock-ups. The first Hyde Lock-up was near the Navigation pub, when that closed it was moved to some spare ground behind Platt Street. When the new police station and court moved to Beeley Street, two new lock-ups or cells were built withing the building. If it was a high profile case, the prisoner was taken to Stockport in an horse drawn cab by a constable, later the high profile prisners like-James Bannister, were housed in Strangeways. I thought all you people knew some of the history of the town?
@ sharnhorst - some people do know, some people dont - a bit like every other subject really.
Sharnhorst, I'm really grateful for your explanation of what a lock up is, or was. However,there was no need for the sarcasm. I asked a simple question because I wanted to understand your thread. There are people the world over who are steeped in the history of Hyde, from whom I've learnt a great deal and, hopefully, they from me. It gives us great pleasure to share our knowledge.
What interesting history, I love learning about the origin of words and places
I understood Sharnhorst's last sentence to be tongue in cheek.I do know I got a front tooth knocked out at the Lads Club in the boxing ring.
Many happy evenings spent in the lads club.. I noticed in this week Advertiser that the Multi-Story is being pulled down.. with a big hint at retail development planned. If you get the chance to take any pictures before it goes do so.
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