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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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Bank Street 2


I'm wondering if this is the same building as was shown yesterday... I know it as been here for as long as I can remember. If it's not the same building at least a Hyde business as got mention.
 Picture from Google Maps


Dave Williams said...

It probably is, Tom. I've got a photo of that building taken looking along what remains of King Street, so it would have been at the end of Bank Street, which was a relatively short street. Streets usually number from the end nearest the local Post Office with the first house on the left-hand side being number 1, so should have numbered from the Pitt Street end. We know from the Kelly's Directory of 1914 that Winterbotham's works was number 39 Bank Street, so that seems to fit. The clincher would appear to be the tall chimney sticking up behind the centre of the building in Nancy's picture, in just about the same position as the one in your picture (from Google Earth?).

Tom said...

It was chimney which clinched it for me Dave.