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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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

ABC Lane

ABC Lane



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For a while I'd read the odd bit about a certain ABC Lane in Hyde, I always got it confused with Pudding Lane Godley.. I've read somewhere it got it's name from plots of land made over for allotments. I recently bought a copy of the last picture and wondered if I could work out where the buildings are, if they were still up that is. I'm glad to say they are... but ABC Lane is now known by another name... and unbeknown to me I've walked and drove this lane many times before and not realised it. Do you recognise it?

7 comments:

Hydonian said...

It's Green Lane now isn't it ,Tom?
I used to work at one of the farms on there. :)
Love it!

ian... said...

Ditto on Green Lane (and never new of its earlier incarnation)

Happy Christmas & all the best Tom, Jane, Nancy & your families!

Tom said...

Got it in one Nancy... ha! I never realised they were the same roads/lanes, and I cannot recall where I'd read about the allotments being lettered and it becoming ABC Lane.

Tom said...

Hi Ian... thank you and a very merry Christmas to you and yours. If you passing by you are most welcome to pop in...

ian... said...

Cheers & may just do that :>)

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

I had to google Green Lane as I had no idea where it was. Really interesting photos.

Many thanks Nancy and Tom for setting up this blog and for the great posts. Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and all the very best for 2011.

We will miss our visit home this year:( Looks like another white Christmas.

Stay safe and warm♥

Linda - Gold Coast, Oz

Hydonian said...

Thank you for your Christmas Wishes ,Everyone!
I think I also speak for Tom as well when I say thanks 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 Tom and mines intention to get Hyde "on the record" as it were and it seems to be heading in the right direction. I'm very proud of Hyde and would like it's history to live on!
Health Wealth and Happiness to All - here's to a great 2011! :) xx