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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Monday, 27 August 2012

Mayor of Hyde


A rather splendid postcard of Alderman John Blackwell J.P. 
He was the mayor of Hyde in 1904/05.


Marjorie said...

A really imposing portrait. I wonder what happened to Searle's archive? Did he have one? He must have taken all the noteworthy characters in Hyde.

Werneth Low said...

Quite a lot of Searle's work has appeared on eBay over time so there must be a lot of it about still.