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, 12 September 2010

An Aerial View

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Here is an excellent aerial view looking over towards Union Street . It was taken circa 1987.
See the Bricklayers (bottom left) when it was still operating as a public house. On the middle-left of the picture is the "Tin Mission" church hut which was so named as it was literally a Tin Hut. This has long gone and is now a car lot. Also on here is the Crook Street Central Methodist Church (middle) and the Old Central Methodist Church building on Norfolk Street behind it. The latter has now been demolished. The bottom corner of Crook Street/Reynold Street where the shops stand are now flats.
The photo was given to us by John Hopwood who has given us many great photos which we will show you in the not so distant future. Thanks John!

4 comments:

Tom said...

Great picture... you can even see the Cheshire Cheese on Market Street.... I'm sure we have a picture of the Tin Misson building Nancy.. I'll check today when / if I get time.. We had an explosion of grandchildren stopping over last night.. and they are here to around 4 this afternoon... oh! my ears... :O)

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The shop on the corner of Reynold Street was JH Clothes shop in its latter days. I did a whole series of photos following its demolition and the building of the flats. The last was this one which has links to all the others in the sequence.

Hydonian said...

Thanks Gerald...nice to see how they ended up.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Your urban landscapes are very interesting. Often comments by knowledgeable people add a great deal to them.