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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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Hyde Park Gates

Hyde park gates

This photo shows Hyde Park gates taken from Park Road ,probably before it existed in the form we know it today. It looks like the park was still under construction as the lodge has no roof on it. Hyde Park Opened on May 21st 1904.

In Thomas Middleton's History Of Hyde it states: 
In 1898, the Misses Ashton, of Little Onn Hall, Staffordshire, presented the Newton estate to the town, and this is shortly to be converted into a Public Park.

1 comment:

Tom said...

This is a great picture Nancy.. and the park lodge and gates do seem to be under construction, the manner of dress certainly relates to that time.