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, 27 July 2011

Hyde Grammar Views

Early Views

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The building in Clarendon Road cost £12,000 and was opened on September 17th 1912, by Sir George Dixon, chairman of the County Council. Large extensions to the building were made and opened in 1929 and at that time the name was changed to the "Hyde Grammar School". The building is now Hyde 6th Form College.

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View from the 1930s

Pictures and information from Paul Taylor's "A Pictorial History Of Old Hyde On Photo CD".  

2 comments:

John Booth said...

Wow...this is the first time I've seen the old Grammar school without the houses opposite!It looks really weird with all that spare ground to the front.
John Booth(1968-1975)

Tom said...

Hi John..
I just took it the houses came first untill I saw this..
and if you have any school photos you'd like to share we would be more than happy to show them.