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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Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Town Hall

Town Hall

A rare view of Hyde Town Hall from the air. Once the hub of the town with the police station, courtroom and Fire Station in close proximity.

8 comments:

Tom said...

Fantastic view...

Abraham Lincoln said...

Congratulations on your new site. You conjured up a lot of energy to do this and keep it going.

Tom said...

Thank you for stopping by Abe... this is a joint effort with my friend and fellow Hydonian Nancy. I have always been inspired by your blogs, your writing, your drawings, and of course your fantastic photographs. To have you stop by when I know you are not well at the moment is an honour.. .
Thank you Abe

Ex Hydeonian said...

Hyde Town Hall is a wonderful building. I think it should be torn down and they could build yuppie flats or sheltered housing there, close to shops, (well, Asda anyway), school, (oh hang on, they demolished that to make way for Asda!), and the myriad of small shops other than take aways that are still left on Market Street. Seriously, I remember the public toilets at the corner where the crossing lady used to be, there was a bloke worked there leaning on a broom all day, sometimes cleaning. What a career choice!

Tom said...

The toilets are shut now... I remember that chap as well... he tried his best to keep the place clean... never liked those toilets as certain blokes used to hang around there... I know at least 2 that made a terrible choice on who to approach... ha!

Ghost of Red Pump St said...

Without doubt the best building in tameside !!

Werneth Low said...

Those scenes of the old police station in Water Street are still being shown on footage of the committal hearing of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley whenever a new programme is made for TV. There was a queue of women at the court entrance in Corporation Street, stretching like a huge snake around the Water Street corner - my mother was amongst them. A former mayor of Hyde, Mrs Dorothy Adamson, was Chairman of the Bench at the hearing.

Tom said...

Hi Werneth Low
I believe my Grandmother was there....
We not covered it on here.. I don't feel the need to,... there as been so much wrote about it... it is the same with Shipman... Hyde as so much more to it than those dark deeds.