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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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Grapes Hotel

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A view of the Grapes from the end of the 1980's. 
It is easy to forget that what is now the restaurant, used to be the stables !.

I must admit I quite liked the look of it back then.... even though I was barred. :)
Picture taken by the late Alan Heelis

5 comments:

Gianni Zazzarino said...

Why were you barred from the grapes Tom? lol

Tom said...

I'll take the 5th amendment on that one Jon :O)

Anonymous said...

I remember the Whitsun service held there in front of The Grapes, with Holy Trinity church,
Joel Lane Methodists and Hyde Chapel who had the Tideswell Silver Prize Band. We had the joint sing and then all went our separate ways with our banners to sing at special places. We- Hyde Chapel went to Bowlacre House, then Pole Bank Hall then back to Sunday school for tea and currant buns.Sports on the top field in the afternoon and a dance at night.Happy days! Ann Bacon(Stafford)

Anita Davis (Richards ) said...

Just found your web site for all things Hyde ,just fantastic ,what a find !!!! I lived in Gee-cross for my teenage years with my family,my brother had his 21st birthday at"The Grapes",looks like i will spend lots of happy hours looking at it all..Happy memories, Thanks Anita (Richards)Davis...

Tom said...

Hello and welcome to the site Anita... so glad to have you along.