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, 19 August 2011

Small Workshop on Lumn Road.

 The photo below was given to us by John and Doreen Morris.
It is of a workshop that stands on the corner of Lumn Road & Townend Street. It has been here for as long as I can remember. I used to walk past it when I attended Leigh Street Infants/Junior school in the 1960/70's and it hasn't really altered at all. 
I think it is (or was) a leather works at some time.

Lumn rd
 Circa 1990 . Notice the field to the left hasn't had Leigh Primary built on it yet.

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This photo Circa 2010 shows that very little has changed.

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The notice in the window still shows the old area code as 061. This changed to 0161 on  April 16th  1995. It also shows that it IS a leather works ,too!

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This map from 1875 shows the building was in existence then (marked by red arrow) .




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