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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Thursday, 20 October 2011

Gerrards Services Ltd (invoices)

One of our regular contributor John T as sent in some very interesting invoices fronm what I knew as Gerrards Garage..  John was lent these by Mark McKenzie of McKenzie Auto Repairs, so thanks to Mark as well.


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John pointed out Invoice No.7577 dated November 1958 which made him laugh with the 1 Set of 'Taylor' Made Carpets, at £15-10s, which wasn't a cheep luxury but petrol at 4s 8.5d (approximately 23.5p per gallon or 5.17p per litre) definitely was!

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Very interesting to see the prices of such things, especially as I was born in July 1958...  

2 comments:

Tom said...

I've looked at these a few times now and marvelled at the prices...
Although decimalization came in 1971 when I was 13 years old, I still think in £.S.D. it's the same with metric... inches, feet and yards is what I still prefer..

Dave Williams said...

There was something in the paper the other day, I don't remember the exact amount involved, but it was something like 7 shillings and sixpence, which was quoted as being 'about 37 and a half pence'. No it isn't! It's EXACTLY 37 and a half pence!