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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Monday, 26 September 2011

Knott Lane


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View of the original Knott Lane, before the large re-development of the area. Knott Lane was presumably named because it led from the village of Gee Cross to a small group of houses called Knott Fold, some of which are still in existence today.
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Hyde Chapel 
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Enfield Street School

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Hyde Chapel and Knott Lane view from the 1950s

Another set of pictures from Paul's post card collection... which I thank him for letting me show them.  I went to Enfield Street in the 1960s... and I walked up Knott Lane from Cheetham Fold... it seemed a long way on cold winter mornings. 

2 comments:

Hydonian said...

Really excellent history, told through photos ,of Knott Lane there!

Tom said...

When I saw these I was made up with them.. I have many many memories of Knott Lane... walking up and down from school... kicking the leaves in Autumn, then the snow in winter... I can remember going up Knott Lane in thick fog... the junction with Dowson Road had oil lamps burning. In those day a policeman was always there to see you across. Another time after a rainstorm I found a dead Stoat in the gutter.. I also used to chase my younger brother up and down Knott Lane and torment him rotten..