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 .
March 2014
BLOG still being updated, please keep commenting as it all goes to making a good read and helps to build an archive.


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Spring Gardens

Spring Gardens stands at the bottom of Old Road . It used to lined with old cottages which I believe belonged to Ashton Brothers. Sadly the cottages have been demolished now.


Photobucket
Spring Gardens circa 1960's

  springgardens  
Spring Gardens circa 2010  

It looked so much nicer with the cottages and without the collection of Wheelie Bins !

spgdns  

The opposite end which, as Dave says in the comments ,the only remaining buildings are The Flowery Field Pub, a house and a shop.
Picture courtesy of google maps


Updated by Dave

Photobucket

Photobucket


17 comments:

Tom said...

It certainly did... I can't see why the cottages had to come.... nothing much as been gained by there removal.
As for the bins... I detest them... I've had many a photograph spoilt by them.

Dave Williams said...

The only bit of Spring Gardens which remains is at the other end where the Flowery Field pub is. Just the pub, one house and a corner shop, although the shop doesn't seem to be still trading.

Hydonian said...

I must get a photo of the other end and add it to the post ! Thanks Dave :)

Jeffrey Stafford. said...

How many houses and buildings have been ceremoniously demolished only to be replaced by blocks of red brick monstrosities and car parks. Since Tameside Council took over from the old Hyde Borough Council we have seen not only our market go down the drain, but also much of our heritage that was left to us by Hydonians of the past. The old Police Station on Beeley Street (Hyde Lads Club) should certainly have been preservation order placed on it.

David said...

well said jeff
and what about Greenfeid school
to build a asda

Hydonian said...

...and the old fire station building...to build an Asda !

Beryl Williams said...

And the Municipal Building to make an Asda. It had a wonderful staircase and a large fantastic stained glass window as well as the columns outside.

Anonymous said...

The corner shop used to be Flowery Field sub post office. The sub-postmaster's daughter worked in the office at Throstle Bank Mill.

Dave Hamilton.

Anonymous said...

The corner shop used to be Flowery Field sub post office. The sub-postmaster's daughter worked in the office at Throstle Bank Mill.

Dave Hamilton.

Simon Morris said...

I lived on Northrop Street until 1973 and remember Spring Gardens well. My dad used to park his wagon behind the pub and the post office.

Simon.

Mark Spencer said...

The corner shop did used to be the post office.The Post Master was Mr Vickers,I was friends with his son Darren.I lived on Furnace Street until 1976 at number 13 but looking at recent photo's it has been demolished.It was a very small property,front room with a coal fire.I remember my Mum boiling the water, pouring it into a tin bath and me sitting in it in front of the fire.The property had no bathroom and the toilet was outside.Fantastic memories of Hyde,Hyde Lads Club,and Furnace Street.

Tom said...

Hi Mark
Thank you for adding your memories to this post... glad you enjoyed the post.

Mark Spencer said...

Hi Tom.
Furnace Street has changed so much,nice to see some of the house's have survived.I will ask my mum if she has any photo's.

Tom said...

Cheers Mark
We are always on the look out for new pictures to show.. and please feel free to add some memories and we will credit the posting to you of course.

Mark Spencer said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Anonymous said...

Do those familiar with Flowery field recall how many streets there were between spring gardens and astley arms.?
Mercian

jenny roberts said...

Does anyone know the exact location of the Co-op on Furnace Street. Also I am looking for Astley Street which had five cottages belonging to the Co-op next door to the shop. I can't find it on any maps.