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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Friday, 30 November 2012

Thomas Beeley of Pole Bank.

 David Barlow has sent us this interesting document....
 
"Thought this may be of interest to Hydonians...
 
Couple of documents highlighting Pole Banks history and the fragmentation of the Thomas Beeley Estate following his death in 1908 and subsequent auction in 1912 after which I believe Pole Bank Hall was then leased for 7 years to Thomas Kerfoot.
The Hall and Grounds were purchased in 1920 by George Frederick Byrom for £4200. George Byrom died in 1942 and in 1946 in accordance with his will and wishes Pole Bank Hall and Grounds were bequeathed to the Corporation of Hyde for the use and recreation of the general public.
This information is accurate to my knowledge however I stand to be corrected through your comments section!!"
 
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Many Thanks, David. :)
 

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Then...and now !

The site of Hyde Mill (or Pattreioux or Senior Service as it was commonly known), in Newton before it was demolished in 2009/10 ..

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Now you see it...

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...and now you don't.

I still think they should have kept the tower as part of the housing estate as it was a very well known landmark and would have given a bit of character to the place.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Swan Welding.

I came across this on Ebay yesterday. It is an old letter sent by by Swan Welding Company who used to stand on Crook Street.
If anyone knows the exact site of the business, please let us know so we can pinpoint it on the map .
 Thank you.


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The invoice is still for sale if anyone is interested.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Aeriel View from Gee Cross Mill

 The following was sent to us via David Barlow

"This might be of interest to you Hydonians.....Early 1980's panoramic  picture of  Cross Cliffe and Daisy Bank cottages at the bottom of Apethorn Lane. The picture was taken from the top of the now demolished Gee Cross Mill.  Across the fields and in the distance you can just make out Pole Bank Hall. "

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This unusual picture was taken by Karl Barlow.

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Many Thanks, David and Karl .
Much Appreciated  :)

Monday, 26 November 2012

Leigh Street Junior School

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The Girls class of 1931. Seated outside the school entrance.
The teachers are Miss Babbage and Miss Beard.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Ash Tree and Birches Farms

Ash Tree and Birches Farms are situated on a small road between Werneth Low Road and Lord Derby Road. On the easterly side is Ash Tree farm whilst that on the west side is Birches Farm. Birch Farm was originally known as "Lousy Thorn". In the 1830's, Samuel Taylor was the farmer at "Lousy Thorn". He was an important witness at the trial of the murderers of Thomas Ashton, for he saw them pass across his fields on the way to commit the crime. his son William was also a witness at the trial being the man who discovered the murdered victim.
William Taylor's daughter married the Rev Julius Benn, and became the mother of Sir John Williams Benn, MP and the grandmother of the Rt Hon Capt J. Wedgewood Benn MP, Secretary of State for India 1929-31. (probably relatives of the Anthony Wedgewood Benn MP).
The farms probably date back to the 1700's, if anyone has any further info please let us know.


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Ash Tree & Birches Farms around 1910


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Tithe map from around 1850


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Modern view

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Green End Farm

The following description comes from the History Of Hyde.
I don't know of any photos that exist of this farm.

"Green End Farm, a picturesque old place, stood in Grafton Street, and part of it's land sloped steeply into Wilson Brook...."

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Tithe map from 1836-51 showing it's location

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Modern map


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A 1970's aeriel view shows the area the farm stood in to the top right. George Street runs along the bottom whilst Newton Street (pre motorway) goes from top to bottom.


Thanks to Cheshire Archives for the maps.

Friday, 23 November 2012

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

St Georges addition

This photo was sent to us via email  by John T.
It shows the present  St Georges school being built prior to the demolition of the old school building.


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The new building was built in 1978.

Many thanks, John ! :)

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

St George's School

In June this year we showed some drawings and photographs of the old St George's School. When I was at St George's during the National Heritage Weekend in September there was a souvenir booklet on display about a reunion of scholars on 15 September 1906.
I photographed a couple of pages in this booklet which show two more photographs of the school and expand the information I gave in the previous post.


Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Dales Sweet Shop 2

In August we did a post on Dales Sweet Shop which stood on Stockport Road opposite the resevoir at Backbower. 
Here is a photo of the shop front.

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A much missed shop !



Monday, 19 November 2012

Some disappeared pub names

The Globe Inn - 93, Lumb Road, Hyde.
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The Crown- 171, Market Street, Hyde.
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The Cheshire Cheese - 138, Market Street, Hyde.
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The Bricklayers - 26/28, Reynold Street Hyde.
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What a sad sight to see.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

North Cheshire Herald/Tameside Reporter

The Tameside Reporter 'died' for a short time after the issue of 13th September 2012, but was resurrected on 25th October 2012. The 'North Cheshire Herald & Hyde & Glossop General Advertiser' as it was then named was founded in 1853 by George Booth, and Gerald England in his 'Old Hyde' blog on 4th April 2008 showed a photograph of the offices of the newspaper as they were in 1910. I wonder what George Booth would have made of the recent trials and tribulations?
In Hyde cemetery, close to where the chapel which was demolished earlier this year was situated, is this gravestone:
George Booth died in 1863 at the age of only 46, just ten years after founding the 'North Cheshire Herald'. His wife had died thirteen years earlier at the age of only 34. It looks as if his son-in-law Robert Higham took over the running of the newspaper on the death of George Booth as the inscription on the left-hand side of the one above shows:
Robert Higham died in 1905 having served as editor and joint proprietor of the newspaper for 'upwards of 40 years' and George Booth's daughter outlived her husband by nearly twelve years, dying in 1916.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Gee Cross Labour Club Functions

Here are two photos sent to us by Ken. They show the Coronation Party that was held at Gee Cross Labour Club on King Edward Road in Gee Cross.

Over to Ken ....

"This photo shows the Children celebrating the Coronation in 1953..."

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 "This photograph shows the Children's party celebrating the Queen's Coronation in 1953. It was taken outside Gee Cross Labour Club.".

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Many Thanks,  Ken.  Much Appreciated.  :)

Friday, 16 November 2012

Fletcher Millers 1952

Today we have some rather excellent photos from Tony Downend...They show a Fletcher Millers Christmas Party.

They are of more innocent times when a works Christmas Party meant a Fancy Dress Ball not a pub crawl !!

I love them ! :)

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Fletcher Millers Offices in Flowery Field.

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 Fletcher Millers Sales Band at the Christmas Party 1952

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"JB and Miss C" Christmas Party 1952

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 Joe Rhodes and Edith Mellor 1952

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Mr & Mrs JF Miller ( Managing Director) 1952

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Mr & Mrs Miller and Arthur George (Company Secretary) 1952

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"SR" at Fletcher Miller Christmas Party

Thanks to Tony who has come up trumps once again !
Much appreciated ! :)

Thursday, 15 November 2012

The old Zion Congregational Church building

 The old Zion Congregational Church, Stockport Road, Hyde.
What an imposing building it was in its day !

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This photo was taken in the late 1970's/ early 1980's.
Note the old waterboard building in the background, too.

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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Day the King came to Hyde...

Colin sent us this interesting item....
Over to you, Colin....

"This post maybe a bit tatty since ive had it since 1946.
They were given to myself and all the other school children standing at the bottom of Talbot road the day the King and Queen paid us a visit ".

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Thanks Colin, a great piece of Hyde history ! :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Hyde Cricket Club

I came across these photographs recently which I took of a match up at Werneth Low sometime in the late 1980s. Does anyone recognise any of the players involved?