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, 28 April 2012

Rescued From A Skip

Our thanks go to Aidan Prince for taking the time to scan these and send them in... Aidan found this booklet in a skip years ago.. so glad he picked it out.

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If you have had such a find, be it in a skip or just at the back of a drawer, then please let us know.. Publications such as the one above must still exist in drawers and cupboards and we would like very much to feature them on here. :)

9 comments:

Graham Boote said...

Awesome find Aidan. I seem to remember this booklet cover, am almost positive that we had a copy at home in our crap drawer! A very 60’s feel to the artists impression of the market place…..I remember the Lyric Restaurant used to be upstairs over the Mall, next to the old Gas showroom. It takes me back….excellent post guys.

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz, those phone numbers take me back. Mine used to be Woodley 4730.

westarsteve said...

i remember that booklet as well i think it had the coat o arms and the word hyde in big letters on the front cover
these finds are so important as when people have died etc these sort of things normally end up in the bin
excellent

Marjorie said...

This is the Hyde Offficial Guide. There were various editions. I have a copy in pristine condition from 1965 with a fold out map in the back.

Werneth Low said...

I also have it and you posted the front cover shot of the proposed new look market of the 60s.

Dave Williams said...

The two cars illustrated in the advert for the Turbine Service Station are a Triumph 2000 and a Triumph Herald. The Triumph Herald was produced from 1959 and the Triumph 2000 was introduced at the London Motor Show in October 1963. The telephone numbers in the adverts are all alpha-numeric and these were abandoned in 1966 in favour of all-figure numbering. So this version of the guide would be from about the same date as the 1965 one owned by Marjorie.

JohnT said...

The Triumph Herald appears to be a 12/50 Skylight Saloon. It had a folding vinyl 'sunshine' roof. It was produced between 1963 and 1967. Happy memories driving back from South Wales with the roof open.

Anonymous said...

The advert for Wellerman brothers struck a chord with me. My mum Lilian Stafford worked in the office there for many years .Mrs Capper was another office worker there. This would be in the 1960's.
She used to go to the bank with a 'little old man'- her words, as her bodyguard and she would carry the money for all the men's wages back in her shopping bag! Ann Bacon(Stafford)
She was particularly proud of the building they did on top of Snowdon.

Anonymous said...

The advert for Wellerman brothers struck a chord with me. My mum Lilian Stafford worked in the office there for many years .Mrs Capper was another office worker there. This would be in the 1960's.
She used to go to the bank with a 'little old man'- her words, as her bodyguard and she would carry the money for all the men's wages back in her shopping bag! Ann Bacon(Stafford)
She was particularly proud of the building they did on top of Snowdon.