Abigail snaps best of Hyde in calendar

A NINE-YEAR-OLD girl has seen her name in lights after her photo was used on next year’s Hyde calendar.Abigail Davies may have thought she was just taking a picture of the statue outside the town hall on Market Street.

But it has turned into much more than that after being included on the 2020 edition of the calendar showing the town’s highlights.

And she was honoured at a ceremony where all contributors received a copy showing their work in print.

Abigail caught the chartist monument that was unveiled in 2002 outside the building casting a shadow in front of the backdrop of the town hall.

And judges could not resist putting it on one of the calendar’s pages when they saw it.The statue, officially called, Pulling the Plug, Ringing the Change is a sculpture that recognises the important part the people of Hyde played in the reform of parliament and their struggle to improve the working conditions of men, women and children.

It consists of images in bronze of two children running triumphantly, one holding aloft a ‘plug’ the other ringing a bell.

A torn banner inscribed with the slogan ‘Pulling the Plug, Ringing the Change’ is draped between the figures creating a sense of movement.

The 2020 edition of the Hyde calendar is available priced £7 from POP on Corporation Street, Hyde. Any profits from the sales will be donated to POP.

Pictured above: Abigail receiving her calendar with other contributors on stage; inset, the page with Abigail’s photo on it.

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