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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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Post Card View.. (but from where)

We've been contacted by Ben Mckenzie who would like information on the postcard below.

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Ben say's that the postcard was sent from Hyde in 190? - last digit is not clear. In the top left hand corner is written Godley Val? - difficult to read the letters. It was addressed to Elizabeth Howard Taylor and the writer asked if she recognized anyone in the photograph.

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Left Side Of Card

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Right Side Of Card

Any background information would be most welcome.

23 comments:

Hydonian said...

I feel i recognise that building in the background but cannot place where it is.It's got a very distinctive shaped roof,hasn't it !

Dave Williams said...

It looks to me like the roof of the Bankfield, but I don't see that it could possibly be so.

Hydonian said...

It does indeed, Dave ! from the angle it could be from the top of Grange Road North (fairbrother street) as that is a big hill/incline and you would look down on it.... interesting... to the maps I go ;)

Bill Lancashire said...

Well I think that the man on the extreme left (top picture) looks like Buffalo Bill!

Werneth Low said...

Your post of 25 August 2010 on the Bankfield quotes Thomas Middleton as saying there were pleasure gardens behind the original hotel. If the roof was unchanged when it got its new look, then the Bankfield could well be the place.

Anonymous said...

It is the Bankfield looking down from where Tinker's Passage is. Taken about 1902.

Hyde Lad said...
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Hyde Lad said...

I'm sorry to put a damper on the Bankfield theory, but much as it looks like it, there are quite a few differences to consider.
There is some lattice type tiling on the Bankfield, none on this
The large chimney behind is different.
There appears to be some kind of opening in the tower on the post, I can't see any on the Bankfield.
There is no sign of the other chimney at the back.
I can't possibly see location for the group of people.
The only point for it is the location nearby of Godley vale

Tom said...

I'm reminded of a grave yard, what look like chimney's on the left of the picture might be monuments or fancy gravestones that seemed to be popular back then. If the building on the right is a chapel.. we can forget having something to compare it with as Tameside Council will have had it demolished by now.... :O)

Dave Williams said...

Where exactly is Godley Vale? I can't find it on current maps but the 1910 OS map shows Godley Vale House at the point where Vale Avenue meets Sheffield Road. Could the building in question be Godley Vale House?
You're right about the roof of the Bankfield by the way. It actually has a series of triangular-shaped projections just less than halfway down from the apex.

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz. I have blown up the centre part of the photo and the background buildings appear to me to be elaborate gravestones or tombs. I also note that many of the females are dressed in black with black hats.

Werneth Low said...

The conical roof of the building on the right isn't dissimilar to the now departed cemetery chapel.

Dave Williams said...

Is that a blemish on the photo, or is there an enormous pair of knickers hanging from the tree at the top of the photo in the middle?

Hydonian said...

Trust you to notice them, Dave lol

Bill Lancashire said...

Re the knickers in the tree.

If that really is Buffalo Bill on the left, perhaps the bloomers belong to Annie Oakleaf :-)

Anonymous said...

Where was the postcard sent from? If not known, where does the owner of the postcard live at present?

Hydonian said...

Haha @ Bills comment.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I meant where was the postcard being sent in the uk.

Anonymous said...

While this is nothing to do with the postcard, I thought the following might be of interest regarding some of your older post. I don't use the blog but my son Matthew was questioning me about the owners of some now demolished farms. From my records I can tell you that in the early 1900's the following farmes were owned by:-
Newton House Farm, Moses Chadwick; Bradley Green Farm, Sarah Barnes; Harbour Farm, Arthur Andrew; and Leigh Fold Farm, John Bagshaw. Most of these families farmed their land until at least the time of the first world war.

Tom said...

Thank you for that informative comment... I'll make a note of this for future posts.... great comments on this post and Dave and Bill's comments had me chuckling..

jenny roberts said...

I also think that the building on the left is Godley Vale house which stood on the corner of Sheffield Rd and and what is now Brookside Close. The house on the right could be Brookside.

Tom said...

Thank you Jenny.. I will try to find you a map which shows the co-op cottages as soon as I can.

jenny roberts said...

Hi Tom. I have now found the location of the Co-op cottages! Thanks anyway