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, 29 September 2010

Various items of interest.

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A jug decorated with St Georges Church.

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A plate celebrating the 1931 Ox roast in Hyde.

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A tin that used to contain Barlova malted drink. Barlova was a company that produced malted drinks for export. It was situated on Cheapside in Hyde.

6 comments:

Tom said...

Excellent Nancy... I have been tempted to get on of those jugs... and the plate. I would think the rarest is the Barlova Tin.. I'll keep my eye open for one of these.. great post Nancy..

Dave Williams said...

There's a description of the ox roasting of 17 June 1931 on page 185 of 'The History of Hyde' which includes the following: 'Two thousand special commemoration plates were made by Messrs. Wedgwoods, the celebrated potters, some in sepia, and some in blue, the design being the work of Mr. Potts, headmaster of the Hyde School of Art.' There's also a photograph on the next page of the Mayor, Thomas Middleton, cutting the first slice.

Tom said...

I've read that Dave, but not picked up on some being in Sepia, or that 2000 were made.. must keep my eyes peeled for a sepia one coming up on Ebay... ha!

Werneth Low said...

My commemoration plate is black or very dark grey. It belonged to my grandparents and has been passed down. I have it hanging on the wall of my sitting room.

Tom said...

Werneth Low
I am so glad you left this comment... I got one of the OX Roast plates a while back... and have wondered about the colour of the transfer, as mine seems to sound like yours. I also bought one of the Barlova Tins.. my Mrs ...Jane thinks I'm mad. ;0)

Werneth Low said...

Would you believe it? I threw a Barlova tin away last summer. It had been my mother's button tin and then I inherited it. It was definitely past its best. I would have given it to you Tom.