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, 4 July 2010

The Albion, Market Street

Forth on the left is The Albion Hotel, we are stood near corner of the Market looking up towards Clarendon Place.

On the corner of Market Place & John Street

9 comments:

Ex Hydeonian said...

My most vivid memory of this pub is circa 1980. Adam and the Ants were the 'next big thing', and Ant Music was a huge hit at the time. The Albion often got packed to the rafters at the weekend as it is not a particulary large pub. I recall a huge crowd one Saturday night all singing along to Ant Music and doing the drumming bits on the table tops....unplug the jukebox and do us all a favour etc etc. Great atmosphere in the Albion around that time. Great pub. Happy days!

Hydonian said...

Were you wearing Adam and the Ants gear too, Graham ? ha ha! ;) I always liked the atmosphere in the Albion ,myself.

Tom said...

I worked and lived here for a while when I was 17.... The Landlord was Bob Lindsey and his wife Margret. At that time is was one of many pubs around the town centre that had a steady trade at dinner time and night. I enjoyed the tea time trade .... the vault was very busy with the 'afterwork' crew which I enjoyed working with. I met people back then that have remained friends to this day. I remember the fun that I had in there.... Dave Edwards... 'Edder' and myself had great times there looking after the pub while Bob was visiting his wife.. who was in Hospital ill for quite a while. I think we 'learned' the heart of drinking there.. ha!
It was this pub that I met the artist Harry Rutherford... though at that time I had no idea he was who he was... He would come to the bar for a bottle of Guinness, sit near the front window and while drinking he would be sketching away.. He would leave some of the drawings under the bottle for us... we had the ones of us pinned up behind the bar. I wish I'd kept a few of them as even his sketches are collectible now.
In the early 80s I again worked there again, the Landlord was Pete Walker, it still did well at dinner and tea times.... at night it went mad.... Gramham mentioned it was only small inside and it used to get packed towards the weekends. Sunday night was quieter until the pictures shut... and then it went mad for last orders. It also did very well when Paul Slan had the pub. It still seems to be doing OK, it as always been a pub where the local Irish met up... when I first worked there I worked with Betty Mulligan, her husband John and his mates always met there and many a good night was had. I recall many a good laugh with Frank O'Neil and Ben O'Brien

Anonymous said...

The start and finish of the Hyde Pub Crawl for me and my mates in the early 80's. Cracking place, where I discovered Donkey Kong!

Pete M

Anonymous said...

Happy days

Anonymous said...

My parents. George and Gladys Dolan had the pub from 67 to my dads death at a young age in 1973 I to can remember frank o Neil and George Marshall holding court in the vault. I don't think we shall see those times again.

Anonymous said...

My parents. George and Gladys Dolan had the pub from 67 to my dads death at a young age in 1973 I to can remember frank o Neil and George Marshall holding court in the vault. I don't think we shall see those times again.

Tom said...

Hello and welcome to the blog 'Anon'.. if you have any pictures from that time I'd be thrilled to see them and share them on here.

Howard said...

Thanks for an interesting and useful website.
My 3rd Great Grandfather, Thomas Hague was Inn Keeper and Vetinary Surgeon at the The Albion, Market Street, Hyde in the 19th century. He is recorded as such in the Census of 1861 & 1871. Not found in 1881 Census but the pub was taken-over by his grandson John Neild Cooper, also a surgeon, in about 1885 so there was probably continuity. John mamaged to go bankrupt in 1890 which put an end to his inn keeping. John Neild's brother Thomas Hague Cooper used to keep the Queens Hotel, Clarendon Place, Hyde around 1880 but came to an untimely end in 1885.