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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Friday, 10 December 2010

Gee Cross Post Office

This would have been the hub of the village at one time. It disappeared a few years ago when cuts were made in the Postal Service. Sadly missed.

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Gee Cross Post Office, Stockport Road, Gee Cross. Circa 1900

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Circa 1955
Not a lot has changed except the removal of the small wall at the front and the addition of the postbox.
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The 4 views above have been taken for us by Dave Williams today after reading the post... he as very kindly cropped them to be a close a copy of the older ones and I think he has done a sterling job for us.

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Two more off 'Hydonian's Resident Photographer',  Dave Williams... just on the off chance here.. can anyone tell us what the Blue Diamond with the 'V' stands for... ?

10 comments:

JohnT said...

The shop next door to The Post Office brought back memories, it was Jack Wright's newsagents. I used to have an evening paper round with him in the late 50s. I got the posh end of Gee Cross, Bowlacre and West Park, and then delivered down Stockport Road, Apethorn Lane and then onto the Vessey estate. I was paid 7/6d (37.5p) a week, the rest of them only got 5/- (25p). Got good tips at Christmas as well.
Just for the record The Cheshire Cheese had The Manchester Evening News and Harry Harrop at The Lamb Inn had The Manchester Evening Chronical!
I was a Boy Scout at the time (scout troop photo to follow)and for a 'Bob-a-Job' I had to clean Jack Wright's daughter Valerie's bike, what a mess it was, it took me what seemed ages!

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Great photos and I love JohnT's story. Are these building still there Nancy? Linda

Hydonian said...

Great story John , thanks for sharing. I used to do my paper round from Wilds 'papershop which was near the Crown pub. I did the Edna Street area and made a fortune from Christmas tips.....
Yes, both buildings are still there, Linda. The Post Office is no more ,unfortunately.. It's been turned into a house now - I'll try to get a recent shot for you and post it. The shop is still a papershop.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

There is a 1982 photo on Old Hyde and a 2009 photo on Hyde DP

Hydonian said...

Thanks Gerald!
Great photos :)

Tom said...

Another great posting Nancy... One of the teachers from Greenfield Street school lived in the post office.. I think his wife was the Post Mistress.

Tom said...

Thank you to Dave for taking the trouble to go out and get the four pictures that have been added to the post.. I could not remember if the post office was still being used as a shop or not.. so to see these have answered that for me. I see the post box as been moved to School Lane. Another thing that I always check are the chimney stacks.. how much better the buildings look with them...
Thanks again Dave ;0)

Hydonian said...

Thanks Dave, for the updated shop photos :)
Great photos.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

How wonderful to see these photos taken by Dave. Many thanks Dave:) Great to see the buildings still standing.

Tom said...

I've just noticed it says 'The Gift Shop' over the window in the second picture... I'm sure I remember that now... anyone know how long that sign was there?