HYDE CHESHIRE

Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural




Thursday, 3 September 2015

Pictures From Elaine (1)


This post has been made possible because Elaine contacted me of late and later sent these pictures is.
Three excellent pictures to look over this as well..  and hopefully a bit of information will be forthcoming about each one. I've also done 3 close ups which might be of interest.

Serious damage on John Street 






UPDATE FROM PAUL TAYLOR
 
A bit of info for you. The butchers shop belonged to William Booth, and was at 62 George St, he had taken over from his father George Booth in the 1920's. The butchers dates back to around 1860, when George Booth (not sure if same George or father) established the shop. The shop on the right was Joseph Brunt, newsagents. The picture probably dates to around 1930.




UPDATE FROM PAUL TAYLOR

Just looking through The History of Hyde book page 172, it mentions the great storms of 1927. The main one was October 20th, which has been posted about a few times, but there was another one later on Oct 28th. Quote "On Friday Oct 28th, a destructive gale swept through the town. Commencing at five o'clock in the afternoon it soon reached a velocity of over 70 mph, and during the night it littered every street in the town with debris. Chimney pots and slates were hurled to the ground etc etc etc. Another heavy thunderstorm hit the town on Wed June 18th, 1930, causing deep flooding in all parts of the town. Either of these could be the cause of the damage to the house.





POSSIBLY HOPWOOD'S OUTING




LEFT




MIDDLE


RIGHT



TWO MEN AT A TABLE


Could they be the winners of a Botanical Competition? 



Or perhaps Art Work




These lads have workmens  hands





Would be great to get some names and information on the above pictures,  Elaine has other pictures to share and if they are as good as these I look forward to seeing and sharing them on here.

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3 comments:

Chris Han said...

Great photos, thanks Elaine.

I'd guess that building suffered a gas explosion to blow out like that?
I love the flat caps from those days, you could land a helicopter on them.

Martin Taylor said...

Fabulous pictures. Thanks Elaine. Have we any idea when they were taken, or which junction of John Street that is?

My great-grandfather was Walter Booth, a butcher. I was wondering if this could be his shop? If so it would be the only picture that I am aware of. Could that be Emma, his wife at the door? All speculation, there were a few Booths that were butchers in Hyde. Eric Booth traded in the supermarket was a descendent of Walter's brother Joseph, also a butcher. Walter was definitely in Hyde from 1891 though by 1911 they had moved to Denton, he was still a butcher in 1933, where exactly I do not know.

Martin

Tom said...

Hi Martain
Paul Taylor writes:
A bit of info for you. The butchers shop belonged to William Booth, and was at 62 George St, he had taken over from his father George Booth in the 1920's. The butchers dates back to around 1860, when George Booth (not sure if same George or father) established the shop. The shop on the right was Joseph Brunt, newsagents. The picture probably dates to around 1930.