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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Sunday, 5 June 2011

Hyde Corporation November 1912

Taken outside the front entrance to Hyde Town Hall in 1912.


Wouldn't it be good to put the names to all these.

1 comment:

Dave Williams said...

There were 2 mayors in 1912: William Pope, who served as mayor 1911-12, and Hinchcliffe Brooke, who served 1912-14.If the photograph was taken in November 1912 then presumably the mayor was Hinchcliffe Brooke, and as the picture of William Pope in The History of Hyde shows him to have a prominent moustache this appears to be the case.