This is a post dedicated to Hyde United Football Club ,the name of which is now defunct.
It was renamed Hyde FC ,the clubs former name from 1885 ,on the 9th June 2010 to mark it's 125th anniversary.
They also changed their colours from Red shirts and White shorts to White shirts and Black shorts - and also changed the colour of the famous red stand to blue! This is possibly because Manchester City have invested money into Hyde FC !
Here are a selection of photos before it became Hyde FC.
HYDE UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB 1919 - 2010
Hyde United played their home games at Ewen Fields. Ewen Fields was built on a series of fields that were originally known as Owen Fields.
The Main Stand
Hyde FC folded in 1917, because of what was termed "war fatigue". When the 1914–18 conflict ended, demands were made to resurrect the club. The "new" club was called Hyde United, but it was Hyde F.C. under a new name with many of the same players.
Hyde United's record attendance was set in 1952 when 9,500 spectators attended a game against Nelson.
The lovely mens toilets!
Ewen Fields is made up of 5 stands: the Main Stand, the Scrattin Shed, the Tinker's Passage end, the Leigh Street stand and the Walker Lane end. All of the stands are covered.
Leigh Street Stand
Walker Lane End
Hyde United Social Club .
Tinkers Passage End.
I spent many an happy hour in this ground as a child.I used to love a hot bovril on a cold day ..... and as I got older ,a pie! :)