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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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Hyde Fire Staion & Auxiliary Fire Service

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"Hyde Fire Station in 1905

Above picture is one that is on the Photo Disk Paul Taylor as donated to us, Paul says . Prior to 1873 there was no Public fire brigade in Hyde, although several cotton mills possessed fire engines of their own. The first public fire engine was purchased in 1873, and was christened 'Niagara'. The headquarters were then at Slack Mills, in 1879 the Headquarters was moved to a room adjoining the old Norfolk Arms  and remained there until 1895 when the new brigade Headquarters were built in Corporation Street.

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The Auxiliary Fire Service pictured with the Fire Chief in the grounds of the old fire station on Corporation Street .  I had never seen this picture before, and was very pleased to see my dad on the back row (left of centre.

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Another picture Paul has shared with us. Paul says "The Hyde fire brigade E.S.T. (Emergency Service Tender), registration AMB 586B, pictured in the old Fire Station on Corporation Street. The vehical was in use from 1963 to around

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Auxiliary Fireman
Harold Wigley

1 comment:

Hydonian said...

How wonderful to find a picture of your dad ,Tom!
Many thanks to Paul for sharing these pictures :)