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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Sunday, 20 June 2010

Newton Moor Conservative Club, Ashton Road





This club seems to be doing OK, and at weekends seems to still pull in the punters. It as been a while since I was here... but remember that the drinks were cheap and the 'turn' they had on was very good. I hope clubs such as these carry on for a very long time no matter what affiliation they are. Hyde as it's fair share of political clubs and we will try to get pictures of them all.




Ashton Road, Newton

4 comments:

Hydonian said...

I like the stonework on the Conservative club,Tom - They couldn't make things like that now. Not skilled enough! They'd just have a plastic sign nowadays!

Tom said...

Yes Nancy.. these remind me of the ones on Church View that came from the old PSA building...
I had a quick google and it seems these bricks leters and other ornamental bricks I've seen across Hyde.. are made by Ruabon . I would go as far to say that the Town Hall and Library are made from these bricks as well... I have always thought they were made from Accrington Bricks.. I need to do a bit of digging now.. ha!

Hydonian said...

I thought they were Accrington Brick also, Tom. I've never heard of Ruabon - good info there!

Tom said...

I'd have said Accrrington... but Ruabon was 'the bees knees' at the time the Town Hall was being built.. I'm far from 1oo% on the facing bricks but the lettering above and on the PSA... and most of the architectural stuff I'm sure would have been made by this company.. they had a very well known and respected arts department who specalised this kind of work.. I am going to do a bit more digging on this and it's sparked an interest.. ha!