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 .
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 .
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.
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,
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.
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.
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Tom, Dave, Paul and I would like to say thank you to everyone for contributing to this blog in some small way - even if that means just reading it! It's been more of a success than we could ever have dreamt of and that's all down to you ! It was our intention to get Hyde "on the record" as it were and it seems to be heading in the right direction. We are very proud of Hyde and would like it's history to live on!