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, 24 February 2012

J W A Danby

 This postcard shows the funeral procession of J W A Danby who was the Chief Constable of Hyde, from its inauguration in 1899 until his death 1931.

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Does anybody recognise the road they are marching down? 

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I think it may be this . Market Street.

 Hyde Police Force was founded in  1899 . In 1947 became part of the Cheshire Constabulary, and in turn in 1974 became Greater Manchester Police or GMP as it is better known..

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A helmet badge.

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Chief Constable Danby's name lives on in a Road, Close and Place named after him in Newton.
The very least he deserved for all the good work and committment he gave to the township and people of Hyde.

More about JWA Danby here . Chief Constable Danby

Thanks to Sheila for sharing the postcard with us. :)
(Map courtesy of Google Maps).
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Chief Constable Danby and the Hyde Constabulary probably round the 1920's.
Update by Paul Taylor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think you are right with the location being Market Street. You can see Norfolk st behind the row od houses.