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, 18 January 2011

Thomas Street Institute Site.

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Thomas Street - The Working Men's Institute.

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This is the approximate site of the Institute in the present day. It was situated near where the white sign is, next to the multi storey car park . Not a lot to see now to say how important it was to the Chartist movement in Hyde in the 1800's .

1 comment:

Tom said...

You'd never know a road or such an important building had been there Nancy.