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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Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Hyde PSA

Hyde
Pleasant Sunday Afternoon
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This building was on Market Street, just lower down than the junction with Union Street. I remember playing snooker here, but I can't say it was a place I went into often... there is however a memory I have of going here for an injection... but I'll leave that a while and show you these pictures first.
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The PSA, (Pleasant Sunday Afternoon) a reformers answers to men languishing in the pubs and families left at home.
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Until the day it closed it was only 1d (old penny) to get in and enjoy all the activiities with a cup of tea and biscuits thrown in.
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I recognised the PSA
From years and years ago.
On Sundays we would spend the day
Around the radio,
And listen to a well-known tune,
Perhaps a story too.
That Pleasant Sunday Afternoon
Was PSA we knew
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I can recall going here when I was very small to have some kind of injection.... a big line of mums and kids awaiting their turn did nothing to calm me down about having a jab... by the time it was my turn I was crying and as the nurse came towards me I kicked her shin and ran out screaming. That set off a load of others kids crying who must also have been just as scared. I ran off down Market Street with my mum and Aunty Doris chasing behind. I was dragged back by the arm, but mum was told to take me out as I had disrupted the other children... My mum and Aunty Doris 'never' let me live that down.
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I'm pleased that someone saved this frieze which you can see in the top picture.

7 comments:

Hydonian said...

This brought back loads of memories Tom. The inside of the PSA looks remarkably like the inside of the Zion Church. I wonder if they were built round about the same time?

imac said...

Hyde man hide.
enjoyed reading this post Tom-Ass.

Tom said...

Ste.. did you have a PSA where you lived?

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom & Nancy,
I remember the P.S.A. as my Grandma Emily Fitton used to go to a pension club,thier on market st Hyde, She introduced the place to me, my freind and I went to the old tyme dancing , there back in 1955, My grandad was James fitton a councillor for Newton Hyde before he died in 1955 at 61 yrs old I lived in elizabeth st and clarendon road Hyde till 1967 Now I am in Adelaide. still write and email to Hyde My Second cousin is one of them, Her name was christine Fitton/Johnson now. its great looking back at photos and memories, I have done my family tree. appreciate that you and others have put them on, so that us searching for anything we can find. My third cousin once removed Judy Hunt/ ne Hellawell from denton told me about this site.

JK said...

I remember going to the PSA with my Grandma for the jumble sales held there occasionally. All the clothes were laid out on top of eachother on a huge table in the middle of the room and when the doors opened all the ladies would literally run for the best items. It was like a scrum- great fun!
JK

JK said...

I remember joining what can only be described as a 'scrum' with all the ladies (including my Grandma) when there was a jumble sale at the PSA. Great fun though how I survived intact is anyone's guess

Tom said...

Thanks for commenting JK.. I have similar memories of being dragged to such sales... and to be honest they were fun..