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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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Greenfield Street School Demolition

The following photographs and commentary were sent in by Steve:-

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 Here are some photos of Greenfield Street School when it was demolished - to make way for the new Asda store. (circa 2000)?
They actually let me go round the school and take these pictures as it was a bank holiday and there was only the security on
One is the date stone off the front of the school, one is the huge bell tower off the top of the school and one is the upstairs corridor looking from the hall to the secretarys room .

Thanks Steve :)

12 comments:

Jean said...

What was wrong with the building and did we need another store in Hyde?

Hydonian said...

I know they found asbestos in the building but I think it was more a case of the school having no field nearby for the childrens sports activity - either that or money does indeed talk ,Jean!

westarsteve said...

hello hydonian and jean i think its a case of money talks as well because they also pulled the clinic down and the old municipal building with the bifg pillars down that was opposite greenfield school

Tom said...

Hi Steve
Great pictures.. I am glad you mentioned what else was lost along with these buildings.. the Municipal building you mentioned was a cracker... and these big pillars did make it look very important. If anyone as pictures of this building and the others mentioned please send them in.

Anonymous said...

i used to go to greenfield street school when i was a child and after leaving hyde for a number of years, was shocked when i came back and saw the school was gone.

Tom said...

I can well imagine the changes you must have seen... none more so than coming back to see what disappeared in the making of Adsa... apart from the motor way I can't think of such a change in my life time.

Anonymous said...

wow thats memeories i use to go to this primary school late 80's early 90's great memories.

Anonymous said...

When i was at greeny the houses were called,Green,Field,School,Hyde.I think the tall blonde teacher was Mr phil Keates.there are a lot of photos and info on Leigh st and greeny on friends reunited.Brooks iron mongers warehouse was also demolished for asda.For my self i feel Hyde has lost a lot of its history in my life time.Aspland hospital where i was born has gone, Leigh st and greenfield st also gone.does anyone remember the Kingston stink?I got my first proper racer from Duckworths it was an orange Eddy Mercs i rode it every where.

Tom said...

Hi there Anon:
Yes I certainly do remember the Kingston Stink... if I can find a picture or adverts I'll do a post on it.. thank you for commenting.

Tom said...

Comment sent in by Email
"I was a pupil at greeny since 1971 very happy memories of the juniours & infants. I was football team captain Mr Noble was my teacher + football manager, other teachers I can recall is Mrs Shepard headmistress (never liked her) Mrs Jones/Farley, Mrs Wilde, some of classmates I can recall David Jewitt we both went onto Longendale! David Smith, Peter Oldham,Chris Sharl Duncan Oldham, Elizabeth Berry, Janet Philips, Vincent Faffahi.. Karl Shelmerdene, many I'm sure will come to mind again"
Regards Renny Mulhearn

Anonymous said...

the old fire station that was part off greenfield school,art class upstairs and td and woodwork downstairs plus when i was there the houses were called clive,drake,scott and wolf after the exploreres.

Anonymous said...

I was a pupil @ greenfield, I used 2 live opposite the car park on boardman st but then moved wen I was infants. I was in the class of '98, the last year6 in that old school. I always wondered what the buildings are behind the school, we were told it's the old gym & the big building, entrance on water st was the old high school... But cud any1 tell me what it was?!?!?