Thursday, 18 September 2014

Fighting to save Hyde Library

Placards were left outside Hyde Library following a demonstration on Saturday by people fighting to save the library.

There is growing concern that Tameside council based in Ashton-under-Lyne is gradually eroding the heritage of surrounding towns in the metropolitan borough in order to support grandiose schemes in Ashton and have been doing so for many years.

Karen Garner is leading a campaign to keep the building in community use and has applied to English Heritage to have it considered for listed status.

A Tameside council spokesman has said: "The library service is due to be moved into the town hall within the next year. As is the case with all the council's buildings that are no longer in use, the library building will be marketed for alternative use. We will always consider any serious offers as and when they are submitted to us."

See a closer view of the placards on Hyde Daily Photo.

See a video report of the demonstration on the Manchester Evening News.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A little red sports car

One of a group of cars belonging to the Tame Valley Vintage Classic Car Club on display at Hyde Civic Square as part of the Heritage Open Day.

LPR 238H is an RMB Gentry, a kit car based on the Triumph Herald but with MG wheels.

See other views on Hyde Daily Photo and sithenah.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Mural: I Love Where I Live

"I Love Where I Live" is a mural that stretches along the wall of the passageway to the toilets in the Clarendon Square Shopping Centre.

It was commissioned by the centre and created by young people from Alder Community High School, Godley Community Primary School and Flowery Field Primary School alongside tenants of the shopping centre.

Groups worked with artist Jacqui Symons to draw, sketch, paint, collage and print the buildings and houses of Hyde to create this 15 metre long artwork that features over 300 pieces of art.

This view is looking from near the entrance to the Mall.

Its positioning makes it difficult to photograph.

This view is looking from the end near the "Gents".

A view of the leftmost panel can be seen on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to Monday Murals.

Friday, 12 September 2014

The Weekend in Black & White: Minerva

On the top of Hyde Library is a statue of Minerva, the Roman goddess of wisdom and sponsor of the arts, trade, and strategy, holding a book.

Her survival is in jeopardy from a local council that wants to move library services into the Town Hall and then sell the building. Read more about this on our post in January 2014.

See the side view on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White.
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