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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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Cemetery Postcard

Here's an old postcard of the Cemetery gates. Unfortunately there is no date on it.
Probably taken not long after the cemetery opened in 1894


A recent view taken from a similar angle courtesy of google maps.
Not changed a great deal really !


From this angle the spire on the chapel can be made out. 


westarsteve said...

i worked here for 5 years maintaining the lawns etc and when it was wakes holidays the paper shops wouls shut and there was always a newspaper stall outide the cemetery gates

Hydonian said...

I remember the paper stall I used to go up to here for my dads paper - and the football pink !

Werneth Low said...

I'm puzzled by the building at the top of the driveway which looks more like St George's Church than the cemetery chapel.

Tom said...

Hi Werneth Low
I've up dated the post with a picture of the chapel from a different angle.. I've tweaked the image to enhance the spire on the chapel.. hope this helps

Dave Williams said...

Well done Tom. I'd been having a look at this as the spire is much lighter than the rest of the building. If you look at the Tameside MBC photographic archive, and type 'Hyde Cemetery' in the search box it comes up with 9 images. The spire is visible to varying degrees on several of these pictures.

Werneth Low said...

Thanks Tom and Dave. I've looked at the photographic archive of TMBC and can see the spire of the chapel clearer on the images there than in the uploaded photo where, to my eye, it is missing.