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, 27 December 2012

The Reservoir off Queen Street

Here are a couple of photos showing the old James North/Slack Mill reservoir that used to stand on Queen Street .
The prefab building at the top of the photo stood on Wood Street and it was where a generation of Hydonians bought their families slippers at low prices !
It was known as "Wickles back" by some. I think this was because the prefab was a manufacturer called Wickles at some point . If anybody knows what they manufactured please let us know...

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  After the reservoir was drained.

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Aerial View showing Lumb Road to the Right and the Douglas Street part of Norths to the left.

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Aerial view as it looks today !
Queen Street became Douglas Street at the Lumn Road end after the new Greenfield Primary school cut Queen Street in half.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's all so different now - looks nicer though.

westarsteve said...

we used to live at 134 lumn road when i was little which backed onto the reservoir we had an outside toilet and when you used to go there was always rats from the reservoir it had a big high fence behind our house but in later years we used yo go to the ressy to get leaches such good memories