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Monday, July 02, 2007

Old signpost on Lumn Road


This signpost on Lumn Road is a suprising survivor from the days when the authority responsible for erecting roadsigns was Hyde Corporation i.e. pre the 1974 re-organisation of local government.

It lies on the T-junction with Queen Street. Until a few years ago traffic from Dowson Road could cross Market Street into Queen Street at the traffic lights. It then led down past the James North factory. As Queen Street was one-way from Market St to Lumn Road, lorries leaving the factory had to travel down to this T-junction. Then the signpost would have been extremely useful.

Now Queen Street only runs as far as Mona Street. There is no vehicular access across into the school and new houses built on the old factory site. Access to the estate is from a road by the Clock Roundabout. At its other end, Queens Road is reduced to being an access passage to the rear of houses on Lumn Road.

This signpost therefore is now merely a curiosity.

6 comments:

ps said...

I agree, the "old curiosities" are what usually add whimsy to our towns and cities.

Anonymous said...

Hyde Corporation existed until 1974 when it sadly became part of the newly created Tameside Metropolitan Borough which merged 9 towns into one single authoritarian unit, and since then Hyde's affairs have been controlled from a town up the road not much bigger Ashton-under-Lyne. Bring back Hyde town council I say.

Gail's Man said...

At least it still points in the right direction.

Aloha said...

Neat sign, and neater explanation...it looks lovely in Hyde.

NorthBayPhoto said...

Great shot. I like the "old" style street signs. Too bad your community doesn't have as much say in its affairs.

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Neva said...

wow...nice blog...all of them...very intimidating!
Lovely signs !

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