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, 6 March 2011

Bank Cottage Inn, Throstle Bank Street

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I'm lucky here because I can say I drank here quite a few times.... mostly in my dinner times from Throstle Bank Mill and UCD Dairies. I felt sad when I heard this pub had shut down, I think that was mid 1980's but please correct me on that if I'm wrong. 

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Hyde author Paul Taylor as a picture of this pub, in his book 'A History Of The Pubs Of Hyde And District'   and covers it very well. I will not quote him word for word, if you want to see what Paul's wrote you'll need to buy a copy..... I'm pleased to say Harrisons News Agent at the bottom of Market Street still have copies for sale. What I will say is that this Pub opened around 1869..... and served and quenched the thirst of many a mill worker in its day. I was reminded of this pub as I had cause to visit the area this week... it is now a home to someone, what stories those walls must hold. 

10 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Talking of Throstle Bank Street - what is that thing that looks like a sundial on the corner of Dukinfield Road?

Tom said...

I think it's called 'Art' Gerald...

Dave Williams said...

I thought from what you wrote and the comments in Paul Taylor's book that the building was still there, but when I went down there today I found a new building where the pub used to be. Photo on the way.

Tom said...

Well Dave... ha! In my memory the pub was across diagonally across from The Flower Field Hotel. I thought it was on the corner of Throstle Bank Street and Well Meadow... now saying all that, and knowing what my memory is like at time I may have to just check this... ;o)

michael knowles said...

My grandmother Florence Knowles was licensee of the Bank Cottage Inn.I believe that is her in the doorway.My father was James William Knowles and I remember traveling back to Hyde when she died,I was about eight so that would be about 1954..The pub is now a private home and if one uses Google earth is on the corner of Throstle st and Duckinfield rd you can stll make out the shape of the pub window under the stucco..I now live in Georgia USA and love reading this blog ,,if anyone could post more info I would be very grateful............Michael Knowles

Tom said...

Hi Michael
thank you for contacting us... and it is always a pleasure to know our work here is reaching out across the world and being enjoyed.
I will have a look over the next few days to see if I can give any more information... it might just be on the pub, but I'll see what turns up.

michael knowles said...

Hi Tom

Thank you........I would like to buy a copy of Pauls book,is there an address I can send money and have it mailed to me in the USA

Tom said...

Send me your address ... to hydonian@gmail.com I have a spare copy.. I do not want payment as we have had many thing sent in to us...

Mark Spencer said...

Hi all,
Just been looking at the pictures of the Bank Cottage Pub.The first picture my Grandad is sat on the front row second from the left,Harry Herbert,WOW he worked at Fletcher Millers along with my Grandma Margaret Herbert.

Katie said...

I live on throstle bank st and I love stories and pictures from the past so if anyone has any more I'd love to see them on here x