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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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Newton Mill Cricket Club



Gwyneth Walker as sent in this smashing picture of the above team, which includes her father Clifford Cash. He was the sales manager for well over 30 years at Newton Mill/Waldorf and then Deeko when they moved to Royton.


Office staff, packing up before the transfer to Royton


The Newton Mill factory produced stationery and greetings cards and was originally founded in 1895 by Thomas Owen Jacobsen and Stanley Welch and as such initially traded as “Jacobsen and Welch”.  The factory closed in 1976 and as now been divided up and parts are very much still in use today. 


Entrance  complete with Christmas Tree.


The same corner now.... corner plot is now a car park.


Gwynethena said...

I had forgotten about the annual Christmas Tree on the roof, thank you for this happy reminder.
Gwyneth Walker

Tom said...

Glad you like the post Gwyneth.. and thank you for making it possible.

Hydonian said...

Great memories there Tom!
I'd completely forgotten about the Christmas Tree outside!

Thanks Gwyneth :)

Tom said...

Thanks to Dave for last picture... he says they'd be hard pushed to fix a Christmas tree now... ha!

Tom said...

I got the following comment in an email from David Hamiltion who now lives on Merseyside:
"By the way, I was reading the Newton Mill posting , and I can remember when we lived at Hallbottom St, I could see the Christmas Tree from our front window, this was a sure sign that Christmas wasn't far away!!."

Great memory there Dave.