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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Friday, 10 June 2011

Strange but true !

 Whilst walking down Hyde today I noticed a "Superhero" walking down in front of me, so I decided to take a photo of him as it isn't every day you get to see one "live" in your town. Anyway, when I got home and downloaded the photo I noticed that there wasn't just the one Superhero -  Superman had joined him ! Funny thing was I didn't see him whilst taking the shot as the bus passed just as I was taking it - either that or he was in invisible mode ...haha...enjoy!

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Superman and friend.

9 comments:

Gwyneth said...

I haven't been to Hyde in 4 years...........is that a tram on Market St?

Anonymous said...

these two get about saw them in norwich norfolk a couple of weeks ago barry

Tom said...

Hi Gwyneth
No trams in Hyde now.... and none planned for the future.. the bus is the 330 Stockport to Ashton...

Tom said...

When I saw this I was reminded of Hyde's very own Super Hero... I can't recall his full name right now, Ken was his first name.. but he was known as Rat-Man... his side kick was I think called Robin... their act was not for the squeamish and if I recall rightly included Rats, Cockroaches, and other thing to make your skin crawl. I know they worked the club circuits and appeared on TV more than once. If you can add to this please do so as I think they deserve a posting all to themselves.. if you know of them please let me know and any pictures would be great. I once saw Ken walking a Ring-tailed Lemur on Gt. Norbury Street near to The George pub.. I'm sure other must recall him.

westarsteve said...

hello tom his name was ken edwards and he used to live on chapel street and in his house he used to sleep in a coffinand he had 2 fangs put in his mouth instead of 2 normal teeth i sent you a pic of him when he worked at the ritz that was when he was normal ha ha

Tom said...

I have just been looking for that picture Steve.. he was very young in that one... you have painted a much better picture of Ken than I could.... do you know what he dose now?

westarsteve said...

hello tom no not seen him for a few years last time i saw him he had a stall on the flea market on ashton market and he was living in a caravan near that alexander mill in hyde thats the last i saw of him

Tom said...

Jean I will do a posting on Ken soon... complete with a video I hope. I have heard today he moved to Glossop... I hope he is still going.

Jean said...

Ken was brought up on Lumn Road, he worked for Rent a Kill, he used to keep sewer rats for pets. I once saw his act at The Crown where he actually ate cockroaches.