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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Crown Pole

This must be the most useless signpost in Hyde.

It is called the "Crown Pole" and the arms point in the direction of the other towns in Tameside: Audenshaw, Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Denton (almost hidden from sight here), Ashton under Lyne, Mossley, Longdendale and Droylsden. At the bottom an arm, presumably added for balance, points "South".

It was erected in 2002 to commemorate the Queen's golden jubilee.

The pole is situated on a corner of the Market Ground opposite Corporation Street. For pedestrians who have just crossed the zebra crossing and are rounding the corner by the HSBC Bank, its presence causes a bottleneck!


Sarah said...

It almost looks like you could reach up and readjust the directions the arrows are pointing. That would be fun with the tourists!

I don't think I have ever seen these types of signs in the States.

Marie McC said...

Wish our street signs were as attractive as this one. :)

Rajesh Dangi said...

nice roadsign...

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