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, 26 September 2010

Douglas Street

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A modern Map showing the Douglas Street area.


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Queen Street looking over to the Douglas street site of James North.The wall to the Recreation Ground (Rec) borders the grass verge.This wall still stands and separates the new Greenfield Primary school from the Rec.
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Douglas Street after the demolition of James North and Sons. The lamp to the right is on the corner of Douglas Street and Queen Street. The photo is taken from behind the fencing of the Recreation Ground or "The Rec" as it is more commonly known..


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This shows the new housing estate that was built on the derelict land - a vast improvement ,I think.

4 comments:

Tom said...

I do like the second picture Nancy... I always liked walking under that bridge.. I recall it was always dusty.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Just done a post about the ex-Queen street end of what is now Douglas Street and linked back here - Douglas Street ex Queen Street.

I notice on the map that Tower Street is labelled as crossing Market Street into what is surely Vernon Street.

Hydonian said...

Well spotted ,Gerald! It is indeed Vernon Street !
I like the photo of what was the other end of Queen street on your blog.:)

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

The houses look like boxes. Do homes in England not have verandahs then? Most homes here do.