Wednesday, February 11, 2009

ABC Wednesday - D is for Denton


Denton is a town to the East of Manchester. The first photograph is of the Town Hall.


Across the road from the Town Hall is the old Post Office. It closed some years ago and is now the offices of New Charter who took over the management of the stock of local council houses in March 2000.


For a time postal services were moved to a local supermarket, but recently that too closed down and a new Post Office was opened on the corner of Peel Street and Manchester Road.


This last photo is of a sculpture outside the Town Hall. "Tipping The Denton Linney" was erected on October 12th, 2005 as a tribute to workers in the town's hatting industry.

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24 comments:

  1. I wonder if our Post Office will go the same way? It's already moved into a shop .....

    You don't see that many men tipping their hats now.

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  2. Let's help hatting industry !
    Some days ago I post some pics of old hat shops in Troyes.

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  3. I always thought that A touch of Frost was set in the fictional town of Denton, but Denton really exists! Nice surprise.

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  4. Hi Gerald. I wonder if this is the same Denton of the police series " A Touch of Frost".

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  5. We used to be so much more polite to one another...interesting post..

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  6. I have never heard of Denton before. Now I have - because of your post :) Thanks ;)

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  7. You have a new Post Office? That is astonishing and hopeful. I had no idea that Denton was a Hatter's town. Full of madmen then was it.

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  8. Interesting ti read about Denton.Here all the Post offices are closed,and we have our post in shops.

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  9. As the economy tumbles its nice to see new things being built. Great choice for the letter D.

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  10. Thank you for the tour of Denton, Gerald. Wonder why the post office keeps moving around. I especially like the sculpture outside the town hall!

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  11. Very nice post!

    I especially like the photos of the town hall and the statue.

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  12. A nice post! Would that be your "B" bench to the left of the hat doffer? I can't remember the last time I saw a real hat.

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  13. Interesting. There is a Denton near where I went to primary school.

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  14. Hi!
    Great "D" post! Looks like a wonderful place to live! Have a great day!!

    Sherrie

    P.S. Love that sculpture!

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  15. Very interesting information about Denton, Gerald. Thanks. Good "D."

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  16. It's just disgraceful the way our Post Offices are disappearing!

    Interesting about the hats.

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  17. I love the statue!

    There's a Denton in Newcastle too...

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  18. Great photos of the buildings. I like them older, preferably brick that show off their character.

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