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, 20 September 2012

Views around the Bus Station

Market Street, where it meets Manchester Road, just outside the Old Bus station. The Doggie Meat Shop is the tall building to the right with Barry Hetts fishing shop next door on the right of the picture.
The Astoria at the top of the bus station. The Royal Albert pub ( now Bike and Hound) is centre and the DHSS building on new Beech Street.
A view across the Bus station looking from the Astoria.
Looking the other way from the Manchester Road end of the Bus station.
Our thanks to Aidan Prince for these

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

ohh wow the old bus station.
was this in the 1970's?

Anonymous said...

I think it's more likely to be the 1980's.

Jean said...

I thought the pub was called The Royal Albert.

Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz here, When I was a lad there was no Bus station there.

Anonymous said...

The bus station was built in 1963

Werneth Low said...

I think it was built before 1963 because that was the year I left Astley Grammar and I had been using it to catch the bus to school long before that. The great inconvenience if you lived in Gee Cross was that the 210 trolley bus service never went into the bus station and, getting off any other bus that did meant you still had to walk up to the market for the bus home. I seem to recall that before the bus station, all the different bus services were spread across the town centre - 125 to Manchester stopped in Greenfield Street, Dukinfield/Stalybridge/Mossley in Clarendon Street, Shaw Hall in Hamnett Street, Stockport/Marple/Gee Cross opposite the town hall. In the old days there used to be a bus to Mottram which ran infrequently . The route took in Stockport Road, Lilly Street, Werneth Avenue and Mottram Old Road. We always travelled that way to Mottram Show.

Billy Jeffers said...

Barry in Oz, when you were a lad most of us on this blog were still a twinkle in our father's eye.

Dave Williams said...

As far as I can tell the buses in the bus station are painted in the livery which GM buses had in the mid-1980s.

Bruce Woodcock said...


Although it is very hard to tell from the picture, but if that on the corner of the bus station is the very first newspaper kiosk owned by Marsden Reeves, it certainly puts the age of the photograph to sometime before 1977.

Werneth Low said...

Billy, how do you know that? If us oldies didn't contribute to the blog, you wouldn't have half the information that is on here!

theMEGLET said...

These photos are definitely from the 1980's.

As Dave Williams pointed out, the buses have the livery, which was used on GM Buses between '86 to '88.

I much preferred this open plan station back in the day.
The monstrosity they have today is just so ugly it just doesn't fit into it's surroundings.

Anonymous said...

Billy Jeffers said...
Barry in Oz, when you were a lad most of us on this blog were still a twinkle in our father's eye.

Or the Milkmans..................Lol
When I was a Lad the main 'Bus terminal' was the Bus shelter opposite the Town Hall and the smaller one alongside Woolies. (Barry in Oz).

Billy Jeffers said...

Barry in OZ, glad to see that you took it for a laugh, that what it was meant for, not to offend. Folks on this blog are way too serious they want to start to see other peoples point of view.

Billy

Susan Jaleel said...

Billy - it isn't about seeing other people's points of view, it's about respecting them. There have been some very ungracious comments on this blog recently, which is a great shame as I know a lot of hard work goes into getting the posts together and publishing them. People with a genuine interest in Hyde (especially those living far away from it) will appreciate the link with home which this site provides. Even if a post isn't of particular interest to them, they will still read it and, hopefully, learn something from it.

As I see it, you are contributing nothing of interest to this post on the bus station, but merely sparring with Barry in Oz on trivia, and then you accuse folk of being too serious. Please allow people who have things worth saying to say them without criticism. Otherwise they just might become so disillusioned that they withdraw their support of the blog.