I am delighted to say that Judi Brown contacted is with some photographs of said club.
She also sent this message...
"I am trying to find out whether anyone remembers The Forty Gang, of which my grandfather, Isaac Moores Abbott, was a member. My mother and uncle told me that it comprised a group of Hyde amateur sportsmen who staged events for charity. I am attaching a couple of postcard photos - one inherited and one purchased - depicting The Forty Gang dressed for one of their events. I'm not sure, but think the Gang existed in the early 1900s."
"My grandfather on the photos:-
We think the photos could have been taken in the Town Yard as Tanner Street runs behind the wall behind the gang!
Thank you so much for sharing these fabulous photos, Judi !