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, 15 July 2011

View across Baron Road Fields.

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This shows the view looking down Baron Road Fields towards Hyde Chapel.
The factory in the foreground has now been demolished and the houses on Orchard Rise stand in it's place..It was originally named  "Nether Hey" Works according to the old maps of 1910.

Thanks to Jack and Doreen Morris for the great photo !

10 comments:

Tom said...

I remember that view well Nancy... that mill was a welcome site if you were walking back from Werneth Low and the Keg... I can't recall what the factory was built for... I know there was a cork works around Gee Cross I wonder if that had once been it.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it a hat factory?

Tom said...

Anon...
You could well be right... I'll check some old maps over the weekend and see what turns up.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

The Cork Cutters was next to the Queen Ad http://oldhyde.blogspot.com/2009/10/orlando-oldhams-cork-cutters-factory.html

Tom said...

I remember that build well.... it was a bit of a state and always looked tatty.

Hydonian said...

I've always believed it to be a glove factory. I hope someone can shed some light on this for us!

Dave Williams said...

Has it got anything to do with this building ?

Tom said...

One and the same Dave... I'd forgot about that post... and I did it. I could not recall what is was at all... my memory is getting worse... ;o)

Anonymous said...

Tom, its not anon, it's me elizabeth, but I can't understand why it just says I'm anon as I am logged into my google account :(

Tom said...

Elizabeth.... this comment made me laugh.. "its not anon, it's me elizabeth" I don't know what's the matter with that.... let me know if it happens again.