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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Over Yonder


The signpost for the footpath that leads off Manchester Road towards the place from where I took my picture of the roving bridge points to "Over Yonder".

I can't seem to find any such place name on the map. It actually leads down in about a third of a mile to Raglan Street and the now closed footbridge over the canal.

On a small section of adjacent wall is a blue plague marking the site of the 1889 Hyde Colliery Explosion. Details about this disaster can be found on Old Hyde.

7 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I wonder why this sign post says this... I must try to find out gerald. Just by this sign I can remeber two old steam engines were parked up for years under some tarpaulin. I am going back to early 1970s now. I would like to know what happened to them. I have seen pictures from around Hyde that show steam engines in use which might have been these. If anyone reading this could throw some light on this I and of course Gerald would be greatful.

Mandy said...

over yonder is a delightful name a bit like the road to nowhere on st marys

Lizzy said...

Here's my thoughts on it, I have searched around and there is nowhere that is called Over Yonder in that area, so I think, that it means that over yonder there is a bridlepath and a footpath, which there is if you consult the ordnance survey map

bluechic said...

that's interesting, sort of like a catch-all place name... every place is over yonder in relation to another...

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

I see the sign has a horse shoe and footprint suggesting who should go "Over Yonder"

The blue sign for the miners is interesting, about the same time near Bolton, the Pretoria Pit accident killed a large number of miners, but thats ok, we just hire more men.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

here is a link to the mine disaster near Bolton, Christmas 1910, 343 men died, I bet the mine owner enjoyed Christmas with his family as usual.

http://www.staveley-genealogy.com/pretoria_pit.htm

Andrea said...

My husband is bad to say "over yonder" I question him as to where "over yonder" is. He finds no humor in me making fun of his figure of speech.

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