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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Friday, 2 July 2010

Stone Cottages Victoria Street

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The street sign over the shop door says Sawyer Brow, which as the infamous past I told about earlier.
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The shop as now gone, and Sawyer Brow is now a simple rough overgrown pathway to playing fields.
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Victoria Street can be quite busy at peak times but during the day makes for a pleasent enough walk.

3 comments:

Hydonian said...

Great comparisons, Tom. I love walking up there.
I think we need a picture of the "headless" soldier on Victoria Street. Poor statue, they used to be forever finding his head in the long grass where some mindless yob had knocked it off. No respect at all for what was done for their country!

Tom said...

There are a number of interesting houses on Victoria Street, just up the road there is a wall plaque saying Strawberry Hill.. I've got the pictures ready to post for there... and the War Memorial at the top of Cartwright with the Soldier.. head intact ha!

Hydonian said...

My friends sister lives in Strawberry Hill. Small world isn't it! :D