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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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

70's Views






Our thank to Aiden Prince for these shots of Market Place Hyde... Nice to see another view of the Fountain... I'm sure the old 'Town Map' can be seen on the same picture, just left of the tree, above the heads of the folks taking a rest on the benches. As a small boy I'd press the buttons and watch the map light up... I'd like to see a picture of that map or even one like it... 

7 comments:

Werneth Low said...

What was in the Coop building on the corner? I can't get a clear enough zoom to read the sign!! Incidentally, are there any photos of the new market place - I haven't seen it yet!

David said...

kwik save

Werneth Low said...

Thanks David. Much appreciated.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

are there any photos of the new market place - I haven't seen it yet!

lots http://hydedaily.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Market

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Wonderful shots. How strange I was only thinking of an Aiden Prince I knew back in the 70's, I'm wondering if it's the same chap? He used to wear a black crombie coat and was a popular chap in Hyde.

Tom said...

Yes I remember Aiden in his Crombie... he calling around to see me this week for a chat.. I'll let him know he was asked about.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Hi Tom,

I do hope Aiden is keeping well? He was a couple of years older than me (ha ha). He probably wouldn't remember me, he could possibly remember my ex who was in the Royal Navy at the time. Don't forget to say G'Day to him. Hello to Jane and hope you are both keeping well:)