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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Friday, 1 April 2011

Manchester Road



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The approach to Hyde taken from the Borough Boundary on Broomstair bridge in the 1950's. The old trolley bus wires can be seen and a lad with his delivery bike.
Paul Taylor

This week the team were given a Photo CD containing "A Pictorial History Of Old Hyde", along with the disk comes a booklet, both of which produced By Paul Taylor. I on behalf of the team and all our readers would just like to say a big thank you to for this gift... it will be a asset to us here and I'm sure will be well used.

5 comments:

hardyd said...

Can anyone tell me why EWS was written on bridges seeing this photograph reminded me of it (look on the left hand bridge wall)

Tom said...

Hi hardyd, EWS stands for Emergency Water Surply.. at one time most towns had the.. have a look Here They relate to the 11 World War

Hydonian said...

I cant wait to see the photos that Paul has given to us to show!
Thanks Paul :)

Tom said...

I will burn them to disk Nancy and get the booklet scanned... and the one about Old Hattersley... I will try to make a start on that tonight.

Werneth Low said...

The River Tame at this point of Manchester Road also marked the pre-1974 County boundary. The first sign on the left of the picture said Municipal Borough of Hyde Cheshire and the second one said, simply, Cheshire. The accent changed here too - those living on the Denton side spoke with a definite Manc and Hyde, well Hyde is Hyde!