Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

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.


Marjorie said...

Oh how wonderful...the Hyde I knew & loved!

Tom said...

What a shame an up to date shot like this is not available... anyone from he church or any church for that matter that can get or allow us to take such pictures please get in touch.

B Williams said...

It's Heritage weekend on 14th and 15th of this month. Some of the churches are open but don't suppose you will be able to go to the top of the towers because of health and safety reasons.

Werneth Low said...

Ditto Marjorie. Bring it back just for a day so we can walk down Memory Lane and the young ones can see what they missed.

Trish said...

Oh yes, How I agree with the comments, this is a picture of the lovely Hyde that I do so miss. At least we have our memories, they can't take them away!