Thursday, 16 October 2014

Painted details of Milepost at Swains Valley


I showed you some details the Sustrans milepost at Swains Valley shortly after it was erected in May 2014.

This is how it looks now that it has been painted.

1000 Millennium cast iron mileposts were funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network, and are found along the cycle routes through the UK.


There are four different types of posts, "Fossil Tree" by John Mills, "The Cockerel" by Iain McColl, Rowe Type by Andrew Rowe, and "Tracks" by David Dudgeon. The four artists are from each country of the UK though all posts can be found in all four countries.

For a full view of the milepost see Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to signs, signs.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Demolition work at the old Dye Works


When I was in Morrison's café last week I noticed some demolition work being carried out at the old dye works behind the ABC Wax premises at Hoviley, so took some photographs of it looking across the motorway to it.


Another photographer of the demolition work is on Hyde Daily Photo.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Kerry Way and Godley Hill Road


Since the building of Kerry Way, access to Godley Hill from Station Road under bridge #43 on the Hadfield and Ardwick Junction line has been blocked off.

See a view of the bridge from the opposite direction on Hyde Daily Photo.


The new road past the Kerry Foods factory will eventually lead to a new light industrial area being created on land at Hattersley.


This view shows the road as it sweeps down to Mottram Road. Entrance to the Kerry Foods Factory and access to Godley Hall Inn and the houses at Godley Hill is on the right.


This shows the old road to the factory which has been reduced to a footpath. The new road is on the other side of the fence.


This view is looking back down the former access road past the War Memorial (set back on the left) where Godley Hill Road now terminates.


Looking up the old road from outside the War Memorial.


The War Memorial at Godley Hill, unveiled in 1920, is a small obelisk made of granite in the centre of a circular flower bed. The area is surrounded by a low wall. Access is through small metal gates, both of which bear the date 1953 (possibly because they were placed there for the Coronation of Elizabeth II). In front of the memorial, on the flower bed, is a cube-shaped white receptacle for holding flowers bearing the words "In memory of the fallen of Godley Hill"

A group of volunteers recently cleaned the area around the memorial and planted new bulbs in the flower beds.

For a closer view and to read details of the names inscribed see my earlier post from March 2013.

A contribution to Good Fences.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Apology for Inconvenience


We are improving your station

We apologise for any inconvenience caused

So says the sign on the fence outside the access from the car park to the Southbound platform at Hyde Central Station.


According to train operator Northern Rail they will be refurbishing the rear station wall; resurfacing the station concourse; installing improved lighting; resurfacing and improving the drainage in the car park.

See how the Manchester-bound platform looks on Hyde Daily Photo.

A contribution to signs, signs and Good Fences.

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