I came across this Photographic Postcard on Ebay last week.. not a picture I've seen before. Shows what a hundred years can do to people's attitude. Church going is not as important to a person or a community as it once was. There must be many congregations in Hyde that could not muster 50 people in the congregation, never mind attached to the choir. St Mary's is still going where others have closed and gone for good, St Stephen's on Bennett St is awaiting demolition and it's sad to see the vandalism that has occurred.. and which is still going on.
I look at the chaps on this picture below and wonder how many were lost to the WW I and WW II. If you have information about anyone on this image that looks back in our towns history please let me know and if you'd like I will add it here so all can see.