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 .
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Old Street Signs 2
Recently Nancy showed us two old street signs... one from Tower Street and the other from Nelson Street.. True to form it led to one of our regular contributors Dave Williams sending in some photos of the street signs on Tower Street... cheers Dave.
I would like to see if that can be beat... or equalled for that matter, 4 street signs through the ages is surely a record... but I'm sure if there's a street out there to compete we will be showing it here soon ha!
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Tom, Dave, Paul and I would like to say thank you to everyone for contributing to this blog in some small way - even if that means just reading it! It's been more of a success than we could ever have dreamt of and that's all down to you ! It was our intention to get Hyde "on the record" as it were and it seems to be heading in the right direction. We are very proud of Hyde and would like it's history to live on!