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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Thursday, 16 September 2010

Much Ado, A George Wain Film from 1947

The late George Wain was an art master at Hyde Grammar School, he made this film in 1947, it is just one of a few of his films to be found on You Tube.. This one show Green Street, Dowson Road, and Knott Lane... Knott Lane looks about as nice a place as any around this area... as I grew up on the Cheetham Fold estate this film awakes many memoris of the train lines and level crossing near to farm lane.. and the foot paths towards the canal and Gib Row.. ENJOY .. I did.


Tom said...

If you watch this video you will see a view very similar to the one that Nancy's mum took of the reflection and is shown in the posting below this... only this one shows the very top of the tower is still intact.

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely film and in colour too, brings back a memory of living near farm lane in the 50s, and going down to see the trains and getting told off for going there.
Where the horse was is that now cheetam fold rd i lived on redgate.