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, 22 July 2012

The Fountain on Hyde Market

As most Hydonian will be aware, the market is in the middle of a revamp.
Here is a photo showing how the market looked in the 1970's - complete with fountain, stone built seating and planters.
The Town Hall can be seen in the background.

I have very fond memories of this market.

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Many thanks to Martin Leigh for the photograph .
Much appreciated, Martin !! :)

7 comments:

Tom said...

In the days before pubs stayed open all day this fountain was a magnet for afternoon drunks... they'd been kicked out at 3-30 and would be there until the pubs opened at 5. Some called it the Wishing Well... they wished they'd not spent all there money on booze at dinner time.

theMEGLET said...

Great photo, brings back memories.

Anonymous said...

I can remember a certain Thomas and 5 litres ov washing up liquid creating havoc

Steve Woolley

Tom said...

Hi Steve...
I also recall that Edder.. Dave Edwards was there that day... and for days later it was said that Hyde centre had never looked so clean. Alas it did cause some minor traffic problems and certain doorways of shops and pub were block from view and full of suds...
I also know it was the 'first' time it was done and was copied by others..
It really was a funny sight and I'm chuckling to myself now...

tigerboy said...

I remmember the fountain and as I looked at the photo I was recalling to myself that it quite often was full of suds I dissmissed this as a trick of the mind the above comments tell me I was right

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i remember dave edwards had a younger brother lawlrence