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Monday, August 20, 2007

#500 Hyde Town Hall



This is the five hundredth post on Hyde DP.

I nearly gave you two photographs for the price of one, as I was going to post a picture of Hyde Town Hall 1907 which appeared on Old Wom Tigley's Wiggers World blog [dead link removed] together with a poem by Joshua Bradley about the opening of Hyde Town Hall Clock and Bells, October 18th 1884.

100 years ago you could see the building clearly in all its glory. Now with trees, traffic and street furniture, such a view is impossible.

I recently acquired a number of old prints and photographs of Hyde. I also know of such material elsewhere. I have therefore created a companion blog, Old Hyde where I shall be publishing non-contemporary items.

19 comments:

don said...

500!!!! up to the next500!!!
greeting from rotterdam

Dijah said...

Happy 500th post!Hope there will be more interesting posts in the near future.

deslilas said...

500th posts on this blog and manay other interesting blogs, your addiction seems to be contagious !
Go on for our pleasure.

Jules said...

Congratualtions and well done - 500 - that seems amazing - it makes me feel tired thinking about it!!!!

I'm nearing 50 - I have a long way to go!!!

KAZ said...

Raises a glass to the next 500.

Jilly said...

Wonderful achievement! Many congratulations and here's to the next 500. Great idea that you've started an Old Hyde blog - very nice too.

And thankyou Gerald for all your help to me in the past.

Jilly x

John said...

Congratulations on the 500th post.

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

500 !!! Coongratulation and thank you about your great work on DP

Old Wom Tigley said...

Well done Gerald on the big 500. I feel honoured you mentioned 'Wiggers World' and linked to it. Thank you.

Any help with the new blog give me a call.

isabella said...

What a milestone! Congratulations, Gerald! I know it is not easy staying consistent...

Comparing the photos of the Town Hall - I wonder when the bricks were painted that "bloody" red ;-)

JoAnn - NL , Travelstories & Photography said...

My congrats with 500 post!!
Is this a church tower ?


Thanks for your comments on my blog today I posted somethng about my summer in Spain, the costa Brava again....

See you bye, JoAnn :)

Hyde DP said...

joann -- no it isn't a church tower -- it is the Town Hall the seat of municipal adminstration.

isabella - ah yes, red is the natural colour of the brick - the old photo is monochrome sepia and in the 1900s the building was probably quite dirty due to the grime and smoke that emanated from mill chimneys in those days. The few chimneys that survive no longer belch out black smoke and the air is a lot cleaner and so are the buildings.

Rambling Round said...

500 posts! Wow! I just hope I can find enough photos around my town to make it to 500!

Bergson said...

Congratulations for "your old blog".

cheers

Neva said...

Happy 500th!!! I am still coming up on 50!! lovely blog and it is contagious!! you do a lot of work and are a great welcomer of us newbies...thanks for that and hope the next 500 are as fun for you as they are for us!

Ben said...

HAPPY 500! Well done!

Oya said...

Happy 500 ! Hope for another 500:)

Olivier said...

500th post, c'est fabuleux, je suis impressionné....Bravo et bonne continuité. rendez vous pour les 1000 ;o)

500th post, they is fabulous, I am impressed….Cheer and good continuity. return for the 1000 ;O)

Tara's Talk said...

What a lovely building! Thank you for sharing it! CONGRATS for your 500th post!

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