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, 9 October 2010

Ashton Brothers Workers. 1950s

Another great picture sent in by Harry Smith.. I'll leave it to Harry to tell us about this.                                                                                   "This photo is of the workers at Ashton Bros. who worked I believe in the Cop cellar, a very unpleasant place where the used bobbins were stripped of what little weft was left on them so they could be reused.
Only those who experienced the textile industry could know what a soul destroying job this was, yet textiles kept thousands in work in this area and it's hard to believe that has all gone completely".   Regards Harry.

Cheers for this and all the others Harry.... keep them coming... and if there's anyone else who would like to see their old photo's featured here please feel free to send them to us.. along with any information.... we will do the rest and be pleased to show them.

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