I have decided to spoil you again today with a glut of fantastic aerial views from Britain From Above. I make no apologies for the amount of pictures as I wanted to show them all at once and not to have split them.
Above we see the ICI works on Talbot Road... to the left is Cartwright Street leading up to join Talbot Rd. To the left of the junction is the The Clarence pub, and St Mary's church beyond.
Similar view as before, but St Mary's is more defined. The fields behind look stunning, those fields are now either built on, or where Dukinfield golf club is. The hill to the right is still holding on as pasture for horses.
On the above view The Bay Horse Pub, can be seen right of centre bottom, we can see Victoria Street going off to the left and being joined by Cartwright Street. Talbot Road cuts through from the right to top left. St Mary's road can also be mad out.
The junction of Talbot Rd, and Cartwright St, bottom left. Shawhall and fields beyond at the top of the picture. The housing centre-left-top is Shawhall Avenue.
To the left we see Cartwright Street, centre bottom Newton Hurst and the sports fields. Victoria Road looks narrow and more of a country lane, again we can make out the Bay Horse.
ICI before the main gates were added across from the Bay Horse, seems the main way in back then was just after the bend on Talbot Road.., Newton Hurst, top left. Hyde Gas Works can be made out centre top.
Bottom left, St Mary's church, bottom centre, Talbot Road Junction with what was Schofield Street where the post office is now.
St Mary's centre left...
Bay Horse bottom right.
The bottom of this picture is all housing now, Hillary Road, Everest Road, Mallory Road and Charlton Avenue are just some of the roads that are there now. The first houses are at Newton Hurst, above is Cartwright Street going off to the right. The next lot of houses are running down Talbot Road, with the start of Bradley Green Road to to right. The last houses running across the top of the picture are on St. Marys Road, Notice St Marys stops at Acresfield Road... No Harbour Farm Estate at this time.Centre top right I can make out Holland Road, and where I live on Manor Road, with the soon to be built on field between. Top centre left Blue Bell Close as not been built, it's still the reservoir.
Bottom Left, Talbot Road with the Clarance Hotel on the left. Follow Talbot Road round and we see the houses on Shawhall Avenue again but now we can also make out Matley Lane snaking it's way towards Harrop Edge, and Hobson Moor, part way up is the Rising Moon.
Bottom left, was where ICI had their social club .... and top left is Godley Reservoir. That area would look very different now with all the housing and of course the M67.
All the above pictures were taken on the 18th April 1946