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, 30 July 2010

Hyde Reform Club

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Hyde Reform Club was an imposing building that stood on the corner of Foundry street and Clarendon Place, almost opposite to where the "Jolly Carter" pub stands today...
It was known as the Liberal Club and was a hotbed for local politics.

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This view shows the side of the club taken from Foundry street itself, before its demolition. Rutherford Way and Gabbotts Farm shop now stand roughly where Foundry street was. On this photo you can just see the doorway to the Jolly Carter pub, next to the shop named Crown which was a " pound shop" of it's day , selling wallpaper rollends..

foundry st

The Reform Club is the Grey building marked out in the middle of the map.

1 comment:

Ellie said...

What's the date of the second photo?