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Thursday, August 06, 2009

Neighbours Week: 4. Stalybridge


This week we are visiting our five nearest neighbours.

North-East is Stalybridge and this is all that is left of Stalybridge Town Hall.

Like Hyde, Stalybridge is part of Cheshire, has a Stockport postcode, and is now part of Tameside Metropolitan Borough.


Here, from behind the Town Hall Portico, is a view of Market Street.

14 comments:

MartinC said...

Ah, yes - I had a photo a while ago of the old Town Hall from a different angle
here.

A clear view along Market Street from the Town Hall can be seen here.

Hilda said...

I like how they paved the area within the walls. Now all it needs are a few benches and potted plants :)

Linda - Gold Coast said...

I have really enjoyed "Neighbours Week". I lived for a few years in Stalybridge. Many thanks Gerald for the great photo's.

Petrus said...

It all looks rather sad - I would imagine it is a focal point for the local youths ..

Cezar and Léia said...

So beautiful Portal!
Great picture!
Léia

KAZ said...

Another coincidence - I was there yesterday. And Stuart Maconie mentioned it on his radio programme last night.

imac said...

Like these shots Gerald, most fasinating.

Rajesh said...

The snaps are beautiful.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The town hall portico is a lovely structure. I agree with Hilda that benche and few plants would be perfect here.

Gail's Man said...

Shame the rest of the building has disappeared. Was it knocked down for some reason?

Hyde DP said...

If you click and look at the bigger picture you will see that there ARE indeed some benches at the back - I think I was sitting on one when I took the second photo (it was last September)
The first link in Martin's comment will provide further information.

marley said...

That looks quite sad like that. Would have been better to knock it all down or keep the whole building.

Granny J said...

So is there a history connected with that lonely facade?

Nikki Beaumont said...

I like how you included the front and then the back. A whole different perspective. Kind of like people. Here is the part that we present to the world and here is the part that we don't let anyone see. And it ain't pretty! LOL!

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