I'm sure these houses were build by the defunct Waldorf Stationary of Newton Mill, Ashton Road to house it's workers.. this company also left playing fields for the people of Hyde.
Waldorf Playing Fields were donated to the people of the Borough of Hyde in 1973 by Newton Mill Ltd. Since then, the land has been used by the residents of the Borough as a free space for Dog Walking, Horse Riding, Football, Flying Model Aircraft, etc. It is a safe place for children, situated well away from any roads. The fields occupy 9.5 acres, and the land is in a designated Green Belt area.
Alas the local Golf club and our no so much loved local council had other plans for this field.. and might yet still snatch it from under our feet. I would hate to see this beauty spot losts to the golf course.