Manchester Corporation tram no. 127 turning from Manchester Road, Hyde, into Market Street on its way to the terminus by the market. The road leading off to the right was Newton Street and led to Dukinfield and Ashton-under-Lyne. The image date isn't available but the presence of the trolleybus wires means that it must date from the late 1940s.
Roadworks and other developments have all but wiped out this end of Hyde; only the shop on the left remains of the buildings around the road-junction (Newton Street and its many rather-dingy shops has gone completely, replaced by a motorway-slip road and the M67 itself). The prominent building that was 'Garbetts' Comfort Corner' sold shoes and, interestingly, gave prominence in one of its display-windows to a framed photo of a Manchester tram passing under the nearby, and still extant, railway bridge; the picture was dated 'April 13th,1947' and showed the dual tram/trolleybus wiring arrangement that is also visible in this picture. It took Manchester's transport department quite some time (1951?) to get the trolleybuses into the picture.
Unknown photographer, believed to be a local resident (from the 'Hydonian' blog by permission of the image-owner Susan Jaleel)
Photo taken by unknown, courtesy John Hardman, late 1940s, Manchester Road, Hyde
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