Saturday, 6 February 2016

How many magpies?


Obviously just one here - a zoomed shot that has been cropped and given a black pencil treatment.


A wider shot including some of its mates.


How many can you see now?

A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White and Saturday Critters.

Friday, 5 February 2016

A new flag flying


At the end of December I showed you how the Union Flag on the top of the Town Hall was tattered.

Following something of an outcry to the shamefaced council it has now been replaced.

A contribution to Skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

No more winners at the Astoria


The Astoria Bingo Hall closed down in 2010 and the building is looking the worse for wear with buddleia growing out of the wall and the signage starting to go. It was originally a cinema called "La Scala" and was also used for a time as a dance hall.

See how it looked when still open in 2007 on Hyde Daily Photo Vol.1.


Here is how it looks now from the bus station entrance.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

D is for Dowson, Revd H.E. (1837-1925)


This bust of Henry Enfield Dowson, minister of Hyde Chapel from 1867, is in Flowery Field Church which has connexions with Hyde Chapel through the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches, the East Cheshire Union of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches and the Unitarian Christian Association to which they are both affiliated.

For an account of the life of the Revd Dowson see Old Hyde.


This bust of Henry Enfield Dowson is to be found in Hyde Chapel.

See also David Barlow's overview of his life in a YouTube video.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.

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