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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Friday, 30 December 2011

The Wheatsheaf

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Joshua Cheetham Booth outside The Wheatsheaf on Manchester Road

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We have been very lucky to get some pictures donated by Fred Booth.. Fred's ancestors have farmed and lived in these parts for hundreds of years. Apart from the Booths, his relations include the Cheethams and the Bagshaws... I'll show many more of Fred's pictures in the New Year.. these will include water-colours paintings of Cheethams Fold Farm, Gee Cross, Booths Taxi's, Booths Cafe (Hyde Cafe) Zion Sunday School, Enfield Street, The Lamb Inn and much more.   

1 comment:

Hydonian said...

Love this photo.
It was a different pace of life in those days....