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Friday, January 16, 2009

Bowling Green Street


When I posted a picture of a bowling green in October as part of a quiz, several people correctly guessed it was in Hyde Park, but one correspondent suggested it was "the last remaining bowling green in Hyde. Funnily enough, this is on Bowling Green Street."

I had to look it up on the A-Z but located it and some weeks ago I had a walk up there.


I cannot show you the actual green as it is behind the clubhouse which was securely locked up.

12 comments:

Ashtonian said...

That were me, but these pictures are great. I like all the angles of all the gable ends. Too bod you couldn't get to the green!!

islamorada Daily Photo said...

The green would have been fun, but these are good shots, too. I am back in a new daily photo persona from my new home--Islamorada in the Keys. Hope you can stop by. --gigi

magiceye said...

looks like a ghost town!

Lilli & Nevada said...

This looks to me like a forgotten train station here in the states. I love these old brick buildings, they withstand time

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice post! So quite place.Maybe it was sunrise...
:-)
Time to say "Have a great weekend ". Léia

Saretta said...

So, call me ignorant, but what's a "bowling green"?

Dan said...

Is it still in use? It would be fun to get some shots of bowlers on the green.

When I was in Witney-Hartley the cabbie pointed out the oldest continuously used cricket field in England.

brattcat said...

The moody camera settings of that clubhouse photograph evoke the ghosts of bowlers past.

Jarart said...

Looks like an interesting area to snoop around with a camera.

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

The index on my AA street guide for Manchester also has a Bowlinggreen Street in Heywood, North of Manchester, but I couldnt find it on the map. Found yours in Hyde.
Along with some other maps, I keep the Manchester street map on the book shelf by my chair in the living room.

Babooshka said...

Bowling Green is also a popular midlands road term. Wonder why?

My borrowed laptop will only use safari and is a law unto it's self.

Hyde DP said...

For Saretta and those too scared to ask -- a bowling green is where people play the game of "bowls" - try http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Bowls.htm for information.

BG St in Heywood is near the town centre.

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