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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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Ridling Lane

 As we were discussing Ridling Lane and Harolds Shop the other day I thought I'd show this photo today. Harolds, or Matts, depending on which generation you come from is the shop on the corner of Ridling Lane whilst George and Kathleen Bennetts newsagent shop is next door but one going down the hill (you can see the awning ). Sadly the paper shop is no longer there but the corner shop is still going strong.
Deal Street is just past the parked car.

Ridling Lane

A recent shot courtesy of Google maps.

The site of Hiltons sweet shop on the opposite corner of Ridling Lane - The best penny tray in the world, now a house.


westarsteve said...

excellent pictures there as ever harold taylors wife was called jessie harold tried to run the shop after she died but he had a stroke and had to give the shop up

Keith said...

Harold Taylor's - crowded with sacks of potatoes and onions and wooden crates of "Cheshire Sterilised Milk" with crown caps. Thick mahogany topped counter.
Emily Hilton - always neat and looked as if she should be running a tea shop.

Anonymous said...

Often hsd 10 Park Drive on tick, off Harold