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 .
March 2014
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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Not Quite Disappeared

Dave as been out and about with his camera again for us and took these pictures which show  the remnants of the streets which were largely obliterated by the building of the motorway . 

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The first 5 are of John Street, although the first one was once part of Grafton Street, before the demolition of that area took place.. John Street is the only one of those streets on the other side of the motorway which still has houses on it, and it gives just a flavour of what the area must have been like previously

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The 2 photos below are of Pitt Street. Whilst there are parts of the other streets where the tarmac has worn away to show the cobbles (or should I say setts) underneath, 


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I can't remember ever seeing this street with the sets covered it is also interesting that from one end of Pitt Street you can see the Town Hall, and from the other end you can see Flowery Field Church.

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I think we could say this is Dave's first posting for use... I have had to do so little as Dave covered everything in both words and pictures.   

1 comment:

Hydonian said...

Great first post, Dave. :D
What numbers are the houses on John Street? Is number 41 still there? My Mother in Law was born there !