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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Saturday, 8 October 2011

Post Card Of Market St.

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Ann and Bill Stones have kindly lent Dave some postcards to scan. This one of Market Street is a cracker, Dave says the postmark on the back is dated August 1907.

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I was reminded of a picture that Dave sent me of work being done on the town hall buildings.. that roofer certainly had a great view, if you have any such pictures we'd love to show them.

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I forgot that I had this picture waiting to be posted when the chance arrived, this is a similar shot that the post card... this was took in the 1990s by Grant..

9 comments:

Dave Williams said...

I'm not even going to attempt to take a photo of Market Street to match the 1907 view. I would imagine that even then it would have been a bit hazardous standing in the middle of the road to take the picture! I can just imagine the photographer with a tripod and the old glass plates.........

Tom said...

That's a great image you've painted of the photographer and his gear Dave.. and perhaps in would be a tad dangerous to get the same shot now.. :O)

Hydonian said...

Love this photograph !
It has so much going on in it! You can see Greenfield Mill next to the Town Hall and The Clarendon (Last Orders) pub on the right - that seems to have been there forever!
I wonder what was "established in 1879" as seen on the building on top left?

Thanks, Bill and Ann, for sending it to us!

Dave Williams said...

The name 'Daniels' is on the shop below that sign. According to Kelly's Directory of 1902, there's a Simeon Daniels, Draper, at 86 Market Street, and at 88 (coming back towards the camera) there's a Benjamin Green, Grocer & agent for W & A Gilbey Ltd, Wine & Spirit Merchants, with Thomas Henry Ives, Brush manufacturer & Ironmonger at number 90.

Hydonian said...

Thanks Dave, good work !

JohnT said...

I wonder what the wooden bench is to the right of the photograph. Could it be a butcher's slab? It appears to be well worn on the left hand side.

Tom said...

Hi John.. I recall a fish mongers there in the 1960s... I never liked walking past as it did whiff a bit.

Dave Williams said...

The Clarendon was at 81 Market Street in Kelly's Directory of 1902. Number 83 was David Henry Shaw, Butcher, and 85 was Bernard Halliday, Fish and Game Dealer.

Tom said...

Cheers Dave.. these directory's come in very handy.