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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Thursday, 27 May 2010

pubs

The Godley Hall Inn.

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The Dognappers are a small group of friends who take an annual long distance walk together, 4 days or so. They enjoy dognapping (planning the dognap and walking it). Essential planning tools include the Good Beer Guide as well as good maps. (Thanks to Carlscam.com for this information).

7 comments:

Tom said...

Excellent posting... I have to add the Carls Cam is a fantastic place to visit... the information and work that as gone into that site is second to none.. to vitit follow this link: http://www.carlscam.com/

imac said...

Interesting -- of course I would say that - for I like a pint myself.

Ex Hydeonian said...

Never used to go to this pub much, but the one time I did, I slammed the car door on my thumb on the way in, which dampened the evening somewhat!

Tom said...

I've lived here all my life and it is one of the very few pub that I haven't had a drink in... I feel ashamed to say that... I must put that right if it is still up and running.

Lizzy said...

I've had a drink in there, when we used to work at Walls in the holidays. I dare say that's against the elf and safety rules these days!!

Anonymous said...

My name is keith hampson born in Dukinfield but spent a lot of time in Hyde in the early 60s at Godley hall when it was much different.Anyone remember the Jestor coffee bar.Since 1973 lived in Birmingham(my bad luck)and I am interested in old clocks.Do you have any info on a maker called John Shepley who was working in Hyde in 1700?
Regards,Keith

Tom said...

Hi Keith
Thank you for your comment.. I do recall the Jester.. and remember the mosaic Jester on the wall.. I don't know if it is still there or not... the place turned into a Indian take away years ago. I'll ask around about that.
As for the clockmaker again I will see what turns us... I know the Shepley name and there's still a John Shepley street in Hyde...
Our email is available top right.. drop me some more info and I'll see what can be found out... maybe Nancy will know more..
All the best
Tom