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 .
Monday, 18 July 2011
Birdcage Walk Flowery Field
Black and White picture provided by Grant
Birdcage Walk Lodge Lane End
Birdcage Walk is a footpath that goes between Lodge Lane and Bennet Street... The entrance to Floweryfield Train Station in off this footpath by the Bennet Street side. I'd like to know how it got it's name.... can you help?
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Tom, Dave, Paul and I would like to say thank you to everyone for contributing to this blog in some small way - even if that means just reading it! It's been more of a success than we could ever have dreamt of and that's all down to you ! It was our intention to get Hyde "on the record" as it were and it seems to be heading in the right direction. We are very proud of Hyde and would like it's history to live on!