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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Monday, 5 November 2012

Werneth Low and Hattersley

This is a photograph I took probably in the early 1980's on Werneth Low looking over Hattersley and the old tower blocks with Mottram Church towards the right-hand side. That's Beryl in the foreground, and I think it's Hobson Moor in the background.

10 comments:

Werneth Low said...

Werneth Low - my most favourite place in the whole world. Thanks Dave for this great shot.

Werneth Low said...

I'm so sorry for you, Codfish. There's a big beautiful world beyond Hattersley and it starts on Werneth Low - that's the green hill to the west of you by the way. Why not have a walk up there this morning and stand by the cenotaph, taking in the whole of Greater Manchester which is spread out before you, and then sa it's boring.

Tom said...

Never tire of such views Dave.. today would be a beautiful if not chilly day to be up there.
I was tempted to go up Matley Lane today but alas only managed to get to the Clarence pub, before I needed to stop, take my GTN spray.. I ended up coming back and I've felt shattered since.. more the effect of the cold air I think. Maybe tomorrow.

Hydonian said...

I have decided to keep your comment, despite deleting the one you replied to, Werneth Low, as everything you say is true :) xx

Anonymous said...

hello everyone! love your blog. i check it out everyday from sunny bolton. ha! ha! when we visit hyde there's nothing better than standing on werneth low - you can see for miles around. you can easily see rivington pike not far from us to the north-west. that view is stunning as the sun sets. you also get a brilliant view of the planes going to manchester airport. see you soon tom & jane / john & josh bye xxxx

Rock Ape said...

Werneth Low,THE greatest place on earth,bar none!!
And i've been around!!!!!!!!!!!!

tigerboy said...

I have been to lots of places in this world and like you to Rock the Low is my favourite place
Always have a walk up when I come back 'Home'no matter what the weather

tigerboy said...

PS
I must mention how much I appreciate this site and all the hard work you good people put in to it
Many thanks


Rock Ape said...

Just to echo Tigerboys appreciation,good work all.
Werneth Low here I come,I have one night in Hyde next week,be a bit dark but i will take a spin up there!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, My Dad used to live at Birches Cottages on werneth Low during the war & watched the blitz/dogfights over Manchester. I was wondering if anyone knows any history of the cottages including when they were built. My email is richardc63@hotmail.co.uk Thanks