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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Thursday, 9 August 2012

Godley Station

Here are two more great photos from Joe Lloyd via David Stafford.

 Godleystation

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The Cheshire Lines side of Godley Junction Station with the island platform in the foreground and the assembled staff on the CLC side if the V-shaped station buildings. On the extreme right are vans in the sidings on the up-side of the main line, behind which is the tall Signal Shop building completed in 1875.
The station name board reads – ‘’GODLEY – JUNCTION FOR GREAT CENTRAL & GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAYS AND OTHER LINES BEYOND’’

GodleyGCRLocoNo161

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CLC Sidings at Godley  
GCR Loco No. 161 – one of 12 Class 12A engines built by the MSLR in 8/1885 – this one was originally No.541 and was renumbered 161 in October 1893, being scrapped in May 1915.
 Many Thanks to Joe and David. 
Much appreciated .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two more great pictures of the age of steam.
Edgar Preston

Trish said...

These are lovely photographs, don't these old stations look great, real character about them, and as for the old engine, wow, how good that looks, and it was scrapped nearly one hundred years ago, what a shame!