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, 8 February 2012

Farm Knott Lane

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In 1910 I'm told that a Mr & Mrs Hadfield kept this farm... and the above picture shows their children.

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Picture from Google Maps

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hadfields was our milkman in the fifties.we lived in Sandringham Road. Mr Hadfield poured the milk into my Mum's jug a big blue and white one which I still have!
I remember they had a daughter who sometimes came. She was very artistic and got a job at Tootal Broadhurst textile maunfacturers.
Ann Bacon (Stafford)

Tom said...

Thank you Ann,
I grew up on Cheetham Fold Road.. and yet I know very little about the farm... I recall the chickens in the barn building at the side.. but I never recall it as a working farm as such...

Hyde Lad said...

The History of Hyde on page 219 quotes the following:-

The lane from Knott Fold leads to Cheetham Fold Farm, which is in Werneth, but in a cross lane which connects that road with Dowson Road is the farm known as " New England," the modern name of which is Woodfield, and this farm is within the township of Hyde.

tigerboy said...

Woodfield Farm was our family home in the mid seventies

I spoke to my mum tonight and she remembers my dad and her buying the farm, the owners at that time were called Hadfield

The first photo is dated 1910 so I think they would have been descendants if the information is accurate

We inherited the chickens and my brother would sell the eggs of a table from the front of the farm and also deliver on his bike he was quite young 13 if my memory is right

I had two brothers and a sister and we use to love playing in the farm buildings.The chickens where housed in the old milk parlour which is now a bungalow style dwelling as on the second photo, to the left of the farm house itself

Dad went in to partnership with a builder to develop the buildings
it didnt work out if my memory is correct and we moved on in the late seventies.

Dad also had a business also in Gee Cross before he came to the farm past the Queen Adelaide and before the shops that was a long time before Woodfield Farm I can only very vaguely remember that, there are houses there now.

Woodfield farm is featured (briefly) in George Wains film Much Ado, which I discovered by accident.

I have followed the site for sometime what a pleasant surprise to see my old home featured.

Will try to find some old photos myself although it will be a challenge

Kind Regards Mark Browne (Suffolk)

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm the grand daughter of the Hadfields who owned Woodfield Farm. I think the people in picture are Jane, Lois and possibly Charles