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.

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Ridling Lane

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A recent shot courtesy of Google maps.

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

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Photo's Sent From New Zealand

We do enjoy checking the emails that you send in... more so when pictures are sent as well... We were very pleased to have been contacted from New Zealand by Bren and Al Maddocks. I'll turn the post over to Al.

"I found some 6 x 6 slides but unfortunately they have deteriorated over time and are in very bad condition.  I have tried to restore the slides but with not much success, these are the best so far.

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Werneth Low War Memorial and a youngster interested in what Bren and I were doing. As you can see the colours are fading leaving a pink cast.

September 1966 to december 1969 I worked at Godley Footwear. There were 2 factories, Bottom Street and at Douglas Street.  The following 2 photographs where taken on a sunny day in 1967. at the Bottom Street Factory.

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Janet and John. Janet was a machinist I think and John a sewing machine mechanic.  John was Irish a great feller with a great sense of humour.

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Phyllis and Pauline both were machinists. They are sat on the wall at the main gate. Sorry I cannot remember any surnames.

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There must be plenty of old employees of Godley Footwear still around and  just to help them remember me, I looked a lot like this feller, only with dark hair and more of it.

Cheerio for now, Best wishes from Bren and Al Maddocks.


Thank you for them post Al.... I hope some folks stop by and read this who recall you and Bren.... or maybe others will send in some pictures like these of past work mates... would be nice if you could make contact with friends past.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Fox Holes Farm and Thistley Fields Farm

A couple of pictures of old Hyde Farms.

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Fox Holes Farm

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Thistley Fields Farm

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 Circa 1910

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Circa 2009

Sunday, 27 November 2011

R.I.P. The Globe

 Just thought I'd post these few photos to show people who remember The Globe Public House what it is looking like since it closed its doors to the public.
It's such a shame to see another once great pub now being used for flats.

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Views from Lumn Road

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Looking up Ridling Lane

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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Theatre Royals Last Program

Graeme Green as kindly provided us with all the pictures and information in this post, which we are very grateful for.  Graeme says....

I came across the last Cinema program printed from June 1993...

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In the early 1990s, the London based owners decided to close the Theatre Royal down in August 1993 as they considered it a liability. The theatre was full for the last few days of business, with people still offering support to Hyde's last local cinema. The final film to be shown was Walt Disney's classic, The jungle Book.


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Pictures and information by Graeme Green

Friday, 25 November 2011

Stockport Road Views

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Looking up Stockport Road towards the cemetery, date around 1906

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Looking down Stockport Road just past the cemetery, the Clarkes Arms is just visible in the distance. Date around 1906.

Pictures and information from Paul Taylor

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Old Postcards

Two nice postcards here.
First one is on Green Lane looking towards Mottram Old Road & the second one is an unknown location but thought to be on Werneth Low.

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Both Postcards look from the same era judging by the boys shirts.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Hyde Park Band Stand

I've fond memories of this bandstand from different times in my life.. earliest memories are of school summer holidays when a few sandwiches, crisps and a drink of pop would be our picnic out on the grass whilst watching a band or a Punch and Judy show. We would meet up with our Aunty Doris and my cousins and enjoy an afternoon together.   Happy days indeed.
The bandstand was also a place we would 'hang about' at school dinner times... hoping to get a glimpse of the girls from Flowery Field school... and then later on if you'd been lucky enough to get a date meeting the same girls.. I'm lucky if I could make it up the steps never mind chasing a girl around it for a kiss..   

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1920s

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1960s

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Do you have memories of the bandstand? 

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Windy Harbour

A nice photo of the view from Windy Harbour.
Quite spectacular on a clear day!
Photo circa 1980's we think.

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Thanks to John and Doreen Morris for this lovely shot!



The four pictures below were taken today (22,11,2011)

By Dave



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Great Pictures as always Dave


A photo of Windy Harbour probably in the 1990's. I think that the restaurant had just shut down at the time. Paul.

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Views Around Hyde (3)

These are the two photos I took in Gower Hey Woods only days apart - on 26th and 30th November - last year. 
Dave

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Thanks to Dave for these pictures from last November... as we are now approaching the same date I'm wondering if we are in for a similar sight soon... it as certainly been cold enough at night... yet the seasons still seem to be mixed up with flowers showing and both dead leaves and buds on the same trees. I've noticed that the Holly trees are very full of berries, and the birds are visiting the garden in greater numbers. Grit salt is being advertised, and snow shovels are for sale on the market. 
If you have pictures to share off the views you come across this winter please send them in and we can show of the beauty of Hyde in winter. 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Hyde Scout Week 1960

Below are a few pages from a 44 page booklet produced for the "Hyde Scout Week" held in April 1960. There are two forewards, one by Charles McClean who was the Chief Scout of all England and the other by Alan Jolly who was the Mayor of Hyde at the time. Items covered include the annual "Bob-a-Job" week, Wolf Cub pack, Scout group packs, Queens scouting and many more.


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Front Cover of booklet.

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