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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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Trams

These picture all show trams around the Hyde area.... can anyone put a name to the roads they are on? One seems to be on it's way into Hyde... where as the others have a Mottram sign on show.

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8 comments:

Hydonian said...

Love the photos ,Tom.
Sorry cant help with the locations although the bottom one reminds me of Penny Meadow in Ashton.

Tom said...

Cheers Nancy.. I see what you mean about Penny Meadow..
I'm thinking the top one might be Bennett Street... and the Second picture Mottram Road... but to be honest they are guesses... ha!

Hydonian said...

My mum thinks that the first one may be Mottram Road but not 100% sure on that.

Tom said...

I have tried pin pointing the first one with the door frame, and stone and brickwork... but can't... not on Bennett Street or Mottram Road.. ha! A bit of head scratching is needed...

jenny roberts said...

I think the second one is at the top of Market Street just below Vernon Street.

jenny roberts said...

The bottom one is Portland Place in Stalybridge

jenny roberts said...

I have finally tracked down the first photograph. It is Castle Street Edgeley, Stockport. I found a near identical photo in a book called 'Tramways in and around Stockport' by Raymond Keeley.Sadly it was demolished to build the Mercian Way bypass road.

Tom said...

Jenny thanks for this up date...

Nice to be able to put a face to your name as well.