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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Saturday, 14 April 2012

More Postcards from another era

stpauls
  An old postcard of St Pauls Church.

Hydeparkbowls
 Hyde Park Bowling Green

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank God it wasn't Barry Lewis again, or is that him just getting ready to send one down the green?

Tom said...

I like both of these views, but I do like the bowling in the park
best.
Please keep your pictures coming in we very much appreciate you sharing them on here.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, am I getting up someones nose ? Come on anonymous, don't hide behind a computer screen, show yourself. That way I can give you a Raz as I post even more photo's. Lol.
Barry.

Anonymous said...

Barry old boy, don't take offence it was meant to be a joke. I like you old family pictures. I just don't like my email address known, but my name is Terry MacDonald, formerly of John Street in the 1950's.

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz, no offence taken John, hence the Lol at the end of my post. It's a pity there are no 'smileys' on the site. Lol.

Anonymous said...

Barry (again) just as an aside, I got a bit of a shock when I saw the photo of the Bowling green shed, one night as a teen I, a friend (David Connell) and a couple of lasses climbed the main gate and had some 'fun' sitting on those benches. We also had some 'fun' at the Bandstand as well.
Ah, Mamories, mamories of a great youth in a great little cotton town.

Tom said...

Ha!... see how easy it is with the written word to jump to the wrong conclusions... glad to see it as now been sorted out... like Barry said if we could have had smilies that might have helped.

I think the park must have seen quite a bit of action in it's past... and when researching on the internet one day for a Hyde Park post I came across a rating from a very unsavoury 'Gay' site.... the gents toilet seem to have been busy as well... I will not quote what I came across but here but even I was a tad shocked and very annoyed as it really bought the park down into the gutter.

Anonymous said...

Barry (AGAIN), one of the things I have noticed over the years is the plethora of books and info about Hyde. For a small cotton town it has generated a large amount of activity. I know of at least 7 Books written about it and there are probably more, I wonder why this is ? On the face of it there is nothing special about Hyde, or is there ?

Tom said...

Just the people Barry... :O)

JohnT said...

Smiley? :-) this'll do, won't it?

Tom said...

Ha! well it will do for me ;O)

Anonymous said...

Barry......Good one John.