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, 13 July 2011

Hyde Fire Brigade

Three important dates I have come across concerning Hyde Fire Brigade are from Statement Of Account for the Borough of Hyde. 

27th November 1893... A Loan of  £2,950 (to be paid back over 30 years) was authorised fire a 'Fire Station'

27th November 1893... A loan of £550 (to be paid back over 10 years) was
authorised for 'Fire Engine and Appliances'

11th March 1903 A loan of £530 ( to be paid back over 10 years) was again authorised for 'Fire Engine and Appliances'.

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District Fund Revenue Account From
1st April, 1914 - 31st March, 1915

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Dave sent the two cuttings in, both of which came from copies of the North Cheshire Herald... always great to see old cuttings and such like turning up. I particularly enjoyed seeing the old Fire Station again.. I have fond memories of watching the engines coming out of there whilst I was waiting for the pictures to open... normally on a Saturday morning for the matinee. Hyde also had it's own Ambulance Station as well but I have yet to see any pictures of that turn up.

Fire Brigade Accounts are from 
"Borough Of Hyde Abstract Of Accounts 1914-15."   

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