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Monday, February 01, 2010

Big Tree 2007


The original "Big Tree", which stood at the corner of Lilly Street and Stockport Road by the Diamond Row reservoir, traditionally marked the boundary between Hyde and Gee Cross.

The reservoir was covered and the nearby Diamond Row cottages were demolished, to create an open space.

In 1983 a new "big tree" was planted as a memorial to sacrifices made in Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

This photograph was taken in 2007; compare it with Janet Howie's photograph taken in September 1983 on Old Hyde.

The CDPB theme for today is Wood. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

11 comments:

Linda - Gold Coast said...

So interesting to see two photos, years apart. I especially loved the Diamond Row Cottages, had sad that they were demolished.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

great choice for theme day and what a comparison. it reminds us how long the trees take to grow and how much respect we should have for them

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Interesting before and after photos of the tree. It makes a nice memorial, and there should be more such memorials.

ρομπερτ said...

Providing life for generations.

Please have a wonderful start into the new month and week as well.

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Hello Gerald! This is a very very good entry for Theme Day! I wasn't able to join theme day:( But I do ave a post for this day :D You did a very very good job by translating the theme to something sentimental to your Place!

God Bless You and Have a great Week ahead!

Steven^^

Hilda said...

Nice to see it grown much bigger. And very interesting to see a living tree used as a memorial marker. I like that.

B SQUARED said...

Interesting contrast between the two shots.

Kate said...

Time marches on and nothing remains the same. Interesting to see the two trees after some passage of time. Thanks for posting both of them.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The big tree will get bigger, eventually! But the loss of an important marker-tree is sad.

downsie21 said...

Gerald the original Big Tree was not at the corner where the memorial is but more towards Back Bower and almost opposite Clough Gate.

downsie21 said...

Gerald, the original Big Tree was not quite at the corner of Lilly Street by the Memorial stone but closer to Back Bower almost opposite Clough Gate.

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