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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Sunday, 24 June 2012

Hudson Road View

This is a photo taken at the beginning of the building of the Wych Fold /Brabyns Road Estate.
The new estate was built by the Wimpey Construction Company.

The houses shown are the ones that stand at the bottom of Hudson Road.
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Map of Hudson Road and Wych Fold.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, when was the estate built? im led to believe it was around the mid 1950's?

Trish said...

Hi Anonymous, I think the estate was built around 1960? But what is the Grapes Hotel doing in the middle of the terraced houses on Stockport Road on the map picture? it should be in the top right hand corner. I have sent in a couple of extra pictures to the blog regarding the construction of the estate, so these may appear shortly.

Trish said...

Also wrongly marked on the map of Hudson Rd/Wych Fold are the Gee Cross Lauderette, Better Blinds, and Werneth House, according to the map all these premises are at peoples houses!