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 .
Monday, 9 May 2011
Flowery Field School Class Photograph 1929
David Stafford contacted us and wondered if we would like to show this picture... I wrote right back saying yes of course... pictures such as this are perfect for us.
"A picture of a class from Flowery Field school on Well Meadow. Class standard 6 May 1929. My aunty is in the picture, she is on the second row up from the bottom, second from the right. Her name was May Slater lived at the paper shop on Ashton Road Facing the old Hyde Spinning Company later Senior Service factory. Her married name is May Smith she is still fit and well living in Hyde. Has anyone got any relative in the picture?"
Thank you David, we are always pleased to show such pictures, so if you have anything you would like to share please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to add names to any of these children above... and if you are one we'd love to hear from you.
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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!