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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Friday, 3 August 2012

Postcards from Hyde

Here are four wonderful postcard shots lent to us by John Bloor.

Quite a few disappeared shops on them such as Prices the bakers, Harrops furniture shop, Greenwoods the mens outfitters,Crossleys, UCP Restaurant and Middletons. Also, two disappeared banks - William Glyns (now Royal Bank of Scotland) and the Midland Bank (HSBC).

The roads are so quiet !





Many Thanks, John - Much appreciated ! :)


Anonymous said...

I like the first one. makes me feel very nostalgic for Prices bakery. they used to do a lovely cream horn.

JohnT said...

Has anyone got the dates the photographs were taken?

Hydonian said...

Hi John. the dates are 1959 for the first and third photos and early 1960's for the second and fourth.