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
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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Mottram (new) Road - Then and now !

A postcard showing Mottram Road.
Not a lot has changed. mottramnewroad

June 2009


John Taylor said...

Walked up & down this road plenty of times as a lad. From Hyde to the oaklands.

There used to be a pub on the left, going up, I think it was called the "Barrington" unless my memory fails me. I also remember there were a few "listed" houses on that road. Happy to note some things remain as nice as they used to.

I was disgusted to learn that they took the lovely old wrought iron bus stops from Hyde market and melted them down. Are they totally insane on that council?

Hydonian said...

Do you mean the Bankfield,John ?
A lovely old building with a turret? If so, this is now flats or apartments. :(

John Taylor said...

The Bankfield that's it. Thanks the old memory is getting blurred.:-)

Bill Lancashire said...

Nobody has mentioned 'Sober Row'. That long terrace of houses with the built in plaque that says something like ... "Be industrious, be sober" I think the correct name for the row of houses is 'Temperance Terrace'.

No doubt someone can confirm or correct this.