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Friday, August 07, 2009

Neighbours Week: 5. Dukinfield


This week we are visiting our five nearest neighbours.

North is Dukinfield and this is Dukinfield Town Hall. Fans of "Coronation Street" and other TV shows might recognise it as the registry office where several weddings have taken place.

Like Hyde, Dukinfield is part of Cheshire, has a Stockport postcode, and is now part of Tameside Metropolitan Borough. It forms a buffer between Hyde and Ashton-under-Lyne which is in Lancashire and has an Oldham postcode.


Outside the Town Hall is a statue of Lieutenant Colonel Robert Duckenfield (1619 - 1689). Colonel Duckenfield was High Sherrif of Cheshire and Lord of the Manor of Dukinfield, living at the now-demolished Dukinfield Hall. He fought for the Parliamentary side in the English Civil War and led the forces that captured the Isle of Man.

6 comments:

Kris said...

I thought that he looked like Cromwell. No doubt he was smart and followed the trend!

Leif Hagen said...

Did someone polish that sculpture before you took your photo?! Smashing!

Buck said...

I slowly learn more with every post. It's like a novel! No statues that old here.

Middle Ditch said...

I recognize the place being a fan of Coronation Street.

Tom said...

Excellent captures Gerald.

marley said...

I'm sad to say I recognised it!

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