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, 31 October 2011

Free Library and Technical School

Picture and information from Paul 

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The present Library on Union Street was originally opened as a Free Library and Technical School in 1899. The children's library was opened later in 1931 by Thomas Middleton J.P. Date of the above picture around 1906
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The above set of pictures were taken by Dave Williams

2 comments:

Hydonian said...

Such a fabulous building.
and to think we almost lost the library a few years ago !

Thanks Dave, great photos as ever !

Werneth Low said...

What a fine building this is and expertly depicted here in Dave's amazing photos. I love the Hyde crest with its Onward insignia - a perpetual reminder of the town's proud independent status long before some idiot drew a line on a map which encompassed 9 unlikely towns, later to be robbed of their identity and laid in a heap under a geographical umbrella known as Tameside. I don't recall a referendum on this but I should like to bet that the men in suits called it progress. Onward, Hyde, Onward.