SJ9495 : Former Hippodrome

taken 3 years ago, near to Hyde, Tameside, Great Britain

Former Hippodrome
Former Hippodrome
The side of what was originally the Hippodrome.

It closed in the 1960s and the building was converted into a "Supermarket" though actually it was an "inside market" with various independent stalls on two storeys and included a very popular café which was located in the smaller building jutting out with four windows visible. Although this part is now accessed from Long Meadow car park via a fire escape there were originally steps inside leading to the café.

That closed in the 1990s and was vacant for a few years before opening as Quality Save SJ9495 : Quality Save but only the ground floor is used for retailing and is accessed from Clarendon Street.

The top storeys at this end are now occupied by Powerhouse Gym and accessed from Borough Arcade SJ9495 : Borough Arcade on the other side of the building.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Business, Retail, Services 
Primary Subject of Photo
Building 
Former (from Tags)
Cafe 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9479 9503 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.1201N 2:4.7952W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9480 9504
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Cinema (Former)  Supermarket  Gymnasium  Fire Escape 

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