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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

T is for Treacle Brow


The first photograph on here of Treacle Brow was almost two years ago in July 2006 when the Werneth Arms was still decorated with flags for the World Cup.

That photograph emphasised the hand-rail down the middle more than the cobbles, showed only a glimpse of what was then waste-land between Stockport Road and King Edward Avenue and nothing of the land beyond.

In October 2006 I posted a picture looking up the brow, which was voted the runner-up in the Best of Hyde Daily Photo 2006

My other ABC-Wednesday T posts this week are ~~ Throstle Bank at Old Hyde ~~ Teithside Tree at Ackworth born, gone West ~~ Turnstone at Sithenah

To visit more ABC-Wednesday T posts go to Mrs. Nesbitt's Place.

19 comments:

Kim said...

Gerald, I remember this steep way and love the cobbles. Can you fill us in on the colorful name, how it came to be called that, perhaps what it means? Thanks,
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

Hyde DP said...

brow means hill but why treacle I have no idea, but some of my readers have local and historical knowledge and may be able to help.

Lynette said...

Oh, I thought maybe brow meant top of a hill. Neat perspective, Gerald.

Rose said...

I didn't realise how wide it was until I clicked on the photo and noticed the lorry at the bottom.
Good shot...

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" likes the texture the stones add to the photo. Very nice!

At SF Bay Daily Photo, "Louis" continued the theme of his "S" post with the "T" post. HERE is how he did it.

RuneE said...

Reminds me bit of the kind of steep streets we have in the old part of town in Bergen, Norway. In the middle they used to lay the cobble stones in another pattern to ease the ascent for the horses.

I like such local history.

Neva said...

I like your cobble stones! It does look steep....nice T.

Katney said...

An interesting name...how did it come by that strange name?

Zsolt72 said...

this road is very similar to some parts of Budapest:) Amazing to see!

Kelly said...

This is a beautiful shot! I wish we had more cobbles here.

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

cobblestones seem incongruous with modern handrails for the less mobile. they are so old-fashioned these days that i wonder what young people think of them - maybe they put it in their heads that the council is scrimping on modernisation.

imac said...

For 1 moment Gerald, I thought it was Treacle Pudd, ha, great hill and love the cobbles.

Come and visit my Tree House.

Petrea said...

I started following link after link. Hyde looks like such a lovely place through your eyes.

marley said...

Its the old cobbled street from the Hovis advert! I like its sticky name :)

Tash said...

Lovely view & clever selection for "T" photo.

andrée said...

Beautiful! I'd love to walk this (but not with heels!). So old!

Granny Smith said...

I liked not only this photo but all your other T photos as well.

starnitesky said...

I've also looked at your going up photo it looks very steep.

dennis said...

Dennis likes treacle--maybe there was a treacle cake baker or treacle maker down there long ago. They should have a treacle festival.

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