Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Aspland Maternity Home Plaque

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All that's left of the Aspland - a couple of gateposts and a plaque - not a lot to show for a building and grounds that were left to the good folk of Hyde.

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Aspland gate

This is a photo of the Calf Hey Woodland gate - This is part of the old Aspland site and possibly the same gate as the photo previously posted. Sad to see that it's locked up when it was given to the people of Hyde to use. It is documented to have been owned by a Mr Thomas William Tatton circa 1840.

Aerial View of the Aspland from the 1970's.
Aerial Aspland

8 comments:

Tom said...

All my brothers and my sister were born here, I was born at home. I remember playing in the grounds with a friend of mine called David Gee, that must have been around 1968-9. I recall a summer house in the grounds and the lawns and gardens were well kept. There was a big outcry when the land was sold to developers.

Tom said...

I'd say that is the same gate Nancy... it looks broke in the same place and is of the same design...

Ex Hydeonian said...

I just did a Google search on the term ‘In Perpetuity’ (I already knew what it meant but I wanted to be 100% sure). The answer was ‘Forever’. So when reading the sign in the photo, although partly covered by a fern, it says ‘Given by them in 1921 in perpetuity to the people of (presumably Hyde, fern covers this). I always thought that the Aspland issue was an absolute travesty and the family who bequeathed it would turn in their graves. If you are a property developer, ‘In Perpetuity’ only means around seventy years.....which to them is ‘Forever’ I suppose! (It must be said that I am not in possession of the whole facts, so maybe I am incorrect, but it just seems like a case of destroying beautiful old buildings in order to build dog boxes for an inflated profit! I will shut up now!

Tom said...

You echo my feelings on this matter.. and I know many others who were then and still are to this day disgusted by the whole business.

Anonymous said...

Iwas born at aspland in 1662 it would of been nice to visit my place of birth

Tom said...

Hi Anon,
That date makes you our eldest reader ;O)it must be hard typing with a quill...

Anonymous said...

my brother was born in 1960 in the same hospital didnt have quills then love x x x x

Manggas Man said...

Nice to come across this, I was born at Aspland in 1942. I used to walk past there on nice summers evenings when I went for walks with my grandfather. Nice memories.