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Thursday, August 12, 2010

War-time Relic on Rosemary Drive.

A few weeks ago I showed you shadows on Rosemary Drive.

This is the other end of the drive where it joins Stockport Road.

Next to the electricity substation is a telegraph pole and then a larger pole on top of which is an old air-raid siren from WWII.

George Wain, an art teacher at Hyde Grammar School, was also an amateur film maker.

During WWll he was commissioned by "The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents" to make road safety films for school children.

The film of his trip to Sutton in Surrey, and London, and his return home to Dowson Road and his family during the summer of 1942 can be seen on Old Hyde.


B SQUARED said...

The memory of those years are fading, quickly.

ChrisJ said...

Oh those air raid warnings! I was only 5 or 6 years old, but we lived near London.

Tom said...

I'm so glad you have show this Gerald.. the building it was once kept in my father used to do 'Fire Watch' from during the war... These are kept in working order and are test sounded now and then.

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