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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Monday, 13 June 2011

Stockport Road, Gee Cross

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Another great post card.. this one of Stockport Road Gee Cross. Please feel free to comment on this... and if you have any postcards we could use please scan them and email them to us... or if you have a picture you have taken or a view you are fond of we'd like to feature them.

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Picture by Dave

17 comments:

Lizzy said...

Was there was a shop (possibly fish and chips) at the end of the row on the right hand side. I know there was a sweet shop at the other end, but can't remember who that belonged to before Dales.

Hydonian said...

Yes Lizzie, there WAS a chippy....the owners lived (still live?) on King Edward Road. I can't remember the shop before Dales owned it - that was before my time haha... But I do remember that Dales was the shop where my Dad bought his last quarter of sweets - and they were Chocolate Limes - right, Dad? :)

JohnT said...

If my memory serves me right the owner of the sweet shop was called Granville Dale and his father Walter used to own? Newton Hall Farm on Dukinfield Road before he moved to Apethorn Lane in the 60's.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The must be the original "Big Tree" before the reservoir behind the wall was drained and covered and became "Diamond Row Open Space".

Tom said...

I remember that chippy from my early teens... excellent fish and chips... wrapped up in newspaper and on occasions covered in dog hair...ha! Then it was an old couple who were called 'Dick and Fanny' (stop sniggering now) who owned the shop. I have a picture somewhere of the shop, if I can find it.
Gerald I think you are right about the big tree...

Anonymous said...

Yes Grenville and Ella Dale did own the sweet shop, they still live in King Edward Road. Did Joan Hill, who lived by the Jung Frau hair salon own it or run it at one time? She also worked in Bennets Bakers in Gee Cross.

Dave Williams said...

I've been trying to set up a link to the Tameside Image Archive where there are several photos showing the Big Tree, but I can't get it to work. If you go into the Tameside.gov.uk website, go into the photographic archive, and type 'big tree' in the search window it should display them. Tom, I'll email you my photo of the scene taken today.

Tom said...

Great comparison shot there Dave..

Hydonian said...

I echo Tom's comment, Dave!
Doesn't it look so much nicer now with the Green?

celtbard_2000 said...

I remember the chippie. My mum and dad would send me down for fish and chips and I would take the long way to Werneth Ave where we lived at the time so I could sneak chips. I would carefully take from each serving so as not to arouse suspicion. I still got caught sometimes. The stupidity of youth

JohnT said...

The best chips you ever tasted celtbard, no doubt!

downsie21 said...

Great photo of the Big Tree, it was cut down because it interfered with the tram wires which unfortunately don't show up in the photo. At least you can see the tram stop sign on the support post to the left of the tree.
I've been searching my files for a photo of the tree decorated for a royal celebration (probably the Silver Jubilee in 1935 shortly before the tree was cut down but as yet I haven't found it.

Tom said...

Cheers Eric...
I hope it turns up.... would certainly make a fine addition to this post.

Werneth Low said...

The row on the right hand side of the 1st photo was where the the chippy and sweet shops were. The chip shopl was at the corner of King Edward Road and in the 50s was owned by the Jackson family - their daughter, Jennifer, was in my class at Holy Trinity School. The sweet shop stood at the other end of the row next to the driveway down to Moore's factory. It was run by Mr Morrison and I bought my first packet of Nelson fags there in 1962 [2/3d for 20]. I don't think Joan Hill ever had the chippy. Her craft was cake-making/decorating and very good she was too. She did have a stall on Stockport market but I'm not sure if she still does.

Tom said...

Hello Werneth Low
Cheers for this comment... I laughed at the price of the cigs... and instantly recalled the packets..

Werneth Low said...

Ah but 2/3d was a small fortune in 1962! The packet was pale blue/turquoise.

Tom said...

I was thinking about the later white packet... I just googled this and came up with the pale blue packet as well...