Hattersley Road East, Hattersley SK14 3EQ
Hattersley – above Hyde beyond Manchester.
Created as an *overspill estate* to ease inner-city housing congestion, hopefully affording a more amenable, rural life.
Seven of its 1960’s tower blocks were demolished in 2000, Tameside Towers is next.
Hattersley – once home to Ricky Hatton.
I chatted to former resident Keith – he’d been happy in his home in the sky, buying binoculars to watch the passing airplanes and birds.
Since rehoused in a nearby maisonette, there is much less to see.
The estate once had five pubs, now only one remains – not the Four in Hand.
A boarded up bricked bunker of a boozer, elevated and nestled against the flats.
The wind now whistles, little else.