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, 3 November 2011

Aerial View

JohnT sent us an aerial view of part of Gee Cross with Dowson Primary School, on York Road Fields, central. Gower Hey Woods are to the right of the picture.
It is pre 2003.

Dowson Primary school pre 2003

It just reminds us how much lovely open space we have in the area!

Many Thanks, John!


Tom said...

Thank you John...I can see the house I was bought up on this picture.. I have enjoyed picking out certain houses and streets... :O)

Anonymous said...

Its such a shame it doesn't look like that now.... horrible 8 foot black iron railings around the school and a horrible monstrosity of a building which is a nursery on the lovely green field in front of the school