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, 10 November 2010

Bottoms Hall Woodlands Walk

We have got to thank Mary R for this walk back in time... these are pictures and post-cards from her own collection of Bottoms Hall and are shared here today in their entirety. Like us she will browse the internet for such pictures of her home town to collect.. and has been lucky in her finds. We will hopefully be showing more from Mary's collection of other parts of town in the near future. Mary says she keeps her pictures of  Hyde in a special box that she once used for her sewing. She tells us she enjoys reading the posts and reminiscing about her past life in Hyde 

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Mary say's she walked these woodlands as a small child, and as fond memories of her younger brother sat atop of her fathers shoulders.. she recalls picnics by the stream and paddling in the water by the bridge in the 3rd picture up. 
If you would like to see your pictures and words here please get in touch with either me or Nancy on hydonian@gmail.com we will be more than pleased to show them here.

9 comments:

Tom said...

I've shown one or two of these before, but gladly show them again here for Mary.. Bottoms Hall Woods is a place I've had the pleasure to walk around many times.. it is still a nice place to walk with some fantastic old trees, a great place to see both the Greater Spotted Woodpecker and the much less seen Green Wood Pecker... and if you are lucky you might get to see Roe deer. It certainly looks a beautiful place in these pictures and I can well understand why mill workers from the past made for this woods to enjoy the fresh-air and open spaces.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Where is this place?

Hydonian said...

What a fabulous collection of photos and postcards ,Mary! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Tom said...

Hi Gerald
If you walk down Cock Brow... towards Apple Street you should see a stile on your right that points to Bottoms Hall Woods.. it will take you towards Broadbottom.. where the old Bleach Vats are..

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Ah yes - a bit too far off a bus route for me to venture!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a charming walk. You should have a re-enactment with you dressing up in Victorian costume.

It is nice it still exists. Much of my childhood has been paved over or become faceless housing developments. It just saddens me to revisit the area.

downsie21 said...

Brings back many many memories of boyhood. Thank you for the wonderful photos of the area.

Anonymous said...

I remember walking there from Gee Cross with my friend Valerie and her dad Harold this would be in the mid 1950's.We went very early before breakfast to pick bluebells. Ann Bacon(nee Stafford)

Tom said...

Hi Ann
Thanks for commenting