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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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Blue Window Club

The Blue Window Club was a club situated on Smithy Lane and Lumn Road. It was a very nondescript looking building but great nights were to be had here with cheap beer and even cheaper acts! After it closed in the late 1980's - early 1990's it reopened for a short while as the "Irish Club".
This club is no longer in existence.

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9 comments:

Tom said...

I am ashamed to say that I never once went into this club.. I have heard it talked about often and always good things. Why I never went there I don't know... I've drank in the Clarks Arms and the Ring A Bells which are both with in stumbling distance...

Hydonian said...

Stumbling being the operative word,Tom? haha...
I used to go in with my friend when we were about 12 to get her Grandad home for his dinner. Never drank in there myself either.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I cannot say I've ever heard of this. I do remember going into the Clarkes Arms and Ring O Bells, both very popular back then. Not sure about now though as pubs seem to be a dying out:(

Anonymous said...

The Blue Window was so named because it had a small blue window on the wall right behind where the no entry sign is now. Its proper name( if i remember rightly ) was Werneth Unionist working mens club, it was a conservative club. My dad used to be a member there, when you went in everyone seemed to have their own seats, so you had to be careful where you sat

Tom said...

Anonymous: thank you for this snippet.. I have often wondered about the name and if it was as simple as a Blue window... I know a few clubs where people think the seats are theirs by right and woe betide anyone one who goes in as a guest and dose not realise... ha!

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Jean said...

We always had a Christmas Party upstairs whilst our dads were downstairs waiting for us to take them home.
All the children from Lumn Road, Mansfield Road and all the surrounding areas were there so it must have been a well patronised club,even if the members all voted Labour
For some reason we always got a drinking cup as a present.
On the Lumn Road side near to where the garage is was another shop that has disappeared it was owned by Fanny Holt and I can remember going there with my sister for our toffee rations.

Anonymous said...

I,t,s great to hear people talking about the Blue Window Club.I lived in the house attached to it in Smithy Lane,from 1943 untill I was 15 years old in 1959.the club was great my mum & dad used to take me in on saturday nights,people used to get up singing to a piano,my dad being one of them.It also had turns on upstairs,it was the highlight of the week for most of them who worked very hard and long hours ..good memories .Beryl

brian3468 said...

why was it called blue window?
brian spencer hyde