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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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Grants Pictures

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Thought I'd start 2012 with a few of the pictures which were shown throughout last year... not all have been seen on the blog, but I think most have. Grant took these in the early 1990s, he contacted us and asked if they were suitable for use on here... I snapped his hand off... of course.. these are the kind of pictures we hope will turn up for us... and we are always grateful when they do. If you have any such pictures knocking about we love to see them and feature them here in 2012...  all the very best to you all we look forward to bringing you another years worth of memories.

24 comments:

Jean said...

Brilliant

Jean said...

I remember a guy from the Apethorn Lane area called Grant......same guy? Do you have a sister Lorraine?

Tom said...

Hi Jean... I posted these picture of Grants... I don't know if he did live on Apethorn Lane or had a sister.. I do recall he lived near to Provident Mill at one time though... maybe Grant will look in and leave a comment.

Hydonian said...

Absolutely fabulous photos.
Thanks Grant !!

Werneth Low said...

I'm fascinated by this wonderful set of photos. Is there a date with them? The black and white medium gives a sense of age but I don't think they're all that old. From the beginning I've picked out Nos 8 and 16 as not being able to identify the location, although No.8 could well be Park Road. Suggestions would be good!

Tom said...

The pictures were taken in the early 1990s... you are correct about No.8 it is looking down Park Road. No.16 is another that is taken from the roof of the Town Hall using a telephoto lens which dose cause some confusion... the building to the left is in fact the Theatre Royal

Dave Williams said...

Yes, photo 8 is Park Road. Photo 16 looks to have been taken from the top of the Town Hall, the same viewpoint as photos 9, 10, 14, 17 and 18 - that's the top of the Theatre Royal on the left. The last photo also looks to have been taken from the top of the Town Hall, but from a different viewpoint. I love photo 17, the one of the clock tower.

Hyde Lad said...

Some stunning photo's from Grant, especially like the Town Hall Clock tower. There seems to be something different and special in black and white photo's. I must start taking a few myself. Anyway a belated best wishes to everyone for Christmas and New Year.

Paul

Anonymous said...

Superb photos!!! Hyde in its full black and bleak beauty!!!

Rock Ape said...

The photo with the carousel in is fantastic,any one remember the old fountain and seats set in stone around the market? i only just remembered that as i was looking at that photo!! Hyde.. what a fabulous old northern town!!!

Werneth Low said...

Thanks Dave and Tom. I like the last photo because it shows so clearly how Hyde is positioned in a hollow in the Pennine foothills. Someone once described it as an "S-bend with chip shops" - be that as it may, we're never far away from very beautiful countryside.

Anonymous said...

WERNETH LOW IS THE LOWEST SPUR OF THE PENNINES!!

Tom said...

I remember the Fountain very well... I recalled it being name the Wishing Well... all the heavy drinkers would sit there in the mornings, and in between day time closing hours 3-30-5-00 'Wishing' the pub was open..
Another memory I have of the fountain... and one I shouldn't perhaps own up to is the time me and Dave Edwards (Edder) filled it with detergent... the suds were blowing all over the square... the door way of the White Lion was a mass of suds.. and the traffic was altered until the fire brigade hosed the street down. The council did turn up to turn the fountain off but could not find the shut off valve for ages... The suds went right over to the town hall and covered cars... it was a very funny sight at the time... ha!

Dave Williams said...

I would have thought that the most difficult photo to pin-point would be the second one, but that's probably because it's a path that I've never walked along. That looks like the top of Rosemount Church on the left, and if that's so then that's Flowery Field Primary School to the left of the path, and the railway is behind the fence and trees on the right.

I hope the boys in blue haven't still got an open case file on the soapsuds incident at the fountain Tom!

Tom said...

Correct about picture number two... the pathway is known as Bird Cage Walk.
As for the Fountain... we probably did the town centre a favour that day.... it was looking in need of a scrub down.

Rock Ape said...

This Blog for Hyde is brilliant,i'm from Hyde,born on Albion st,most of my family still live there, and lived most of my formative years in Gee cross.I left Hyde in 85,then came home in 94-98 then left again,i live down south now,trying to educate them!! it will be a long job!
I only get home about twice a year but it's as if i never left.
Hyde is a Gem,i will be back in Feb,counting the days already...Sheps,white lion, unity etc,etc here i come!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom said...

Rock Ape... let me know when you are next over and I'll have a pint with you in the Sheps.. thank you for your comment, keep them coming.

Grant Oliver said...

Thanks for all of your very kind comments and thanks to Tom for using them.
They were taken in December 1991. I was lucky enough to get permission to go into the clocktower of the Town Hall and take photos, which was very exciting for me as I love that building. The reason for black and white was purely because I had bought all the equipment to develop and print black and white photos in my bedroom at the time. Sorry Jean, I'm not the Grant you know, I lived on Railway View opposite Provident Mill (till it was demolished in 1969 when I was 5) then lived on Rutland Street (Flowery Field) and ended up in Ashton. I do try and get my fix of Hyde as much as possible though.

Tom said...

Hello Grant... I did the post then I couldn't find your email address to let you know.. I've shown most of these before... the ones of the Clock are still to be shown.. glad you saw this post Grant..

Grant said...

Hi Tom,
I'm always checking in to see what's new on the blog. It's amazing how much information you have and receive to keep it regularly updated. Long may it continue and well done to all involved.

Rock Ape said...

Hi Grant,are any of these available to buy?
My sister who lives in the lakes now is a B&W photo fan,and she would love these.
I would be interested in photos 6,11,13,15 and 20,All of them will have sentimental value to her and her birthday is coming up!!! (Feb 3)

Cheers

Grant said...

Hi Rock Ape,
My email is grant.oliver@o2.co.uk if you email me, I will then have your email address and we can sort something out.
Cheers,
Grant.

Tom said...

Well done Grant...

Plummer said...

Correct about picture number two... the pathway is known as Bird Cage Walk. As for the Fountain... we probably did the town centre a favour that day.... it was looking in need of a scrub down.