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, 21 September 2012

Postcard from Hyde

A nice postcard showing Capt. Clarkes Bridge.

Captain Clarke's Bridge, originally named Wood End Canal Bridge is situated at the end of Woodend Lane. The bridge was erected before Captain Clarke rose to prominence and therefore probably became known as Captain Clarke's bridge after he retired and resided there.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love photos like this - i grew up on Alexandra Street (just behind the house on the picture) the bridge hasnt changed abit!