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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Sunday, 10 July 2011

The 'New Big Tree'

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Under the shade of what is known as the New Big Tree is this memorial which 'Remembers the Sacrifices made in Northern Ireland and the Falklands. 

Thank Dave for the pictures. 

6 comments:

ian... said...

Tom, whereabouts is it? The street behind looks familiar but can't quite place it.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

corner of Stockport Road and Lilly Street - I was by there earlier on way up to the well-dressing - got soaked - didn't stay long - a few photos forthcoming later though.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

here's how it looked in 1983 http://oldhyde.blogspot.com/2010/01/big-tree-1983.html

Tom said...

Hi Ian
It is where the Diamond Row Reservoir used to be... the house directly behind it are on Stockport Road... and the one in the centre is the Off Licence on Lillie Street.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

and here's how it looked in 2007

Tom said...

Cheers for the links Gerald... nice to see how it as changed.