Monday was a very warm day in Hyde, with hardly a cloud in the sky.
Normally the Union Flag flies from the Town Hall.
So why on Monday were the flags of France and Poland flying?
I emailed the council and was told
We are currently hosting the Learning Disability European Championship 2008. Football is coming home this summer as Tameside plays host to a number of matches in the European Learning Disability Championship 2008, including England, Portugal, Sweden etc which are held at local grounds eg. Curzon, Ashton. Yesterday Hyde United's ground was being used for the teams from France and Portugal, hence the flying of the flags. The Union flag is back flying today.which kind of explains the French flag but begs the question, why the Polish, not the Portuguese flag?
According to the Tameside MBC website however, France played Portugal at Ashton on Saturday, whilst on Sunday at Hyde, Holland played Poland.
There is more about the competition on the Football Association website.
You can visit some of the around 300 worldwide skywatchers at Skywatch Friday.