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, 13 January 2012

Hyde Public Baths

The following is taken from Tameside's website. tameside.gov.uk
It shows Hyde Baths which stood on Union Street.

To the right of the Baths is the Public Library and Union Street Congregational Church.

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The Baths in Union Street were opened on May 4th 1889
They were designed by the Town Hall architect, J.W. Beaumont, but the North Cheshire Herald commented at their opening that they were "not perhaps so handsome externally as could have been desired".
The building contained six slipper baths, a laundry, a men's plunge bath, a smaller ladies plunge bath, thirty-eight dressing boxes and a gallery capable of holding several hundred spectators.
The success of the baths was reflected in the number of champion swimmers produced by the town and in the Hyde Seals Water Polo Team, three times world champions (1904-1906).

Many thanks to Tameside.gov.uk !

The pages below are scanned from the Borough Of Hyde Abstract Of Accounts 1914 - 1915


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If you know of any more of the Borough Account Books I'd be most interested in them.

1 comment:

Tom said...

Aren't we lucky with the amount of postcards that we took back then Nancy... it would certainly have made our job a lot harder.
I've added some pages from the accounts book of 1914-15... the last scan shows just how many folks were taking their baths there from when it opened... must have felt so much better than the old tin bath in front of the fire.