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 .
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.
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Tom, Dave, Paul and I would like to say thank you to everyone for contributing to this blog in some small way - even if that means just reading it! It's been more of a success than we could ever have dreamt of and that's all down to you ! It was our intention to get Hyde "on the record" as it were and it seems to be heading in the right direction. We are very proud of Hyde and would like it's history to live on!