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, 25 October 2012

Fletcher Millers Remembered

My thanks to Mark Spencer for todays post, he sent in this picture of the canteen ladies and,employees of Fletcher Miller from around the late 50s early 60s








Something I came across on Ebay
AEC
TANKER
FLETCHER MILLER OILS 




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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom,
Fletcher Millers had a garage/workshop behind Rosemount Methodist Church for their vehicles. I remember seeing the blue lorries coming and going.
I think that there is a window company on the site now.
Regards,
Dave Hamilton.

Tom said...

Yes now you mention it Dave I recall it now.... but I think it was Castrol
by the time I moved to Newton.

jay johnson said...

hi tom, many thanks for posting this item. my father worked as a tanker driver for fletcher millers,and later castrol for over 25years. it was a community firm, holding dances and childrens parties. Though my father passed away many years ago i still meet children of those workers.my father was very proud to drive the first castrol tanker into the yard. it was huge then, nothing compared to the size of tankers these days.

scott davidson said...

Do some Sydneysiders look like these guys after dark? I believe it. Rene Magritte is indulging in something surrealistic here as well: http://EN.WahooArt.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-5ZKELZ, at wahooart.com.

Jim Mc Teggart said...

I have been mates with one of Fletcher Millers Ex drivers for years one Peter Davis from Hyde over a few drinks he's told me about the good old days at Fletchers he mention's alot of names who he fondley remembers. Jim Mc Teggart.