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, 28 January 2011


Flowery Field Branch No.8



Flowery Field Branch of The Hyde Equitable Co-operative Society Limited
Grocery, Provision and Butchering

I recently asked for any pictures of the Flowery Field area and was sent these two of the CO -OP..... The shop was on Furnace Street... but to be honest I'm not sure where... at a guess I'd have said across from the Flowery Field pub... but please correct me on this if you know different.


Mark Spencer said...
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jenny roberts said...

The building was on the corner of Furnace Street and Astley Street and had five cottage attached on the Astley street side. Astley was roughly where the entrance to the Castrol works was.On the Tameside photo archive site, there are two photographs showing the demolition of the cottages.

Mark Spencer said...

I have a feeling the butchers shop was at 11 Furnace Street and much much later it was Redferns sweet shop.