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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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Iron Bridge

 Here's a nice postcard of the Iron Bridge on Dove Fold.
Circa 1910.



Ceecee said...

What times we had playing on and around the Iron Bridge- swinging from the arch, walking up and down the bridge walls and just standing still when a steam train went under blowing the steam all over us, then down into Bears Wood to make a swing on the trees or dam up the stream pretty tame for todays kids but it kept us happy

westarsteve said...

we had some great fun on that bridge we used to have our bonire at the back of coombes ave and we use to sneak over that bridge to raid the rufford ave bonfire
also its a nice picture as the bridge still had its smoke shields on the bridge
also jumping across the posts at the bottom of the steps happy days

Wilmer Geraci said...

It's not only the happy days, Westarsteve. Those were the days when life was so simple and peaceful. But I'm not saying that it isn't peaceful in our present time. However, we can see the difference instantly if we come to think about it, right? Not only that, the construction of the bridge is different as well. That doesn't look that sturdy compared to bridges today, but it's good enough to support those people walking across to the other side.