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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Saturday, 19 January 2013

Joshua Bradleys House

A postcard of Joshua Bradley's property and residence, Mottram Road, Godley.

He lived (and died) in the middle house.

The house as it looks today, complete with a blue plaque.There is also a similar plaque on Hyde Town Hall.
(Courtesy of Google maps) 

Joshua Bradley - a short summary

A local man, born in a humble cottage in Further Lane, Hattersley.
After his father died he was sent to work to learn pin winding and ball making with a local thread manufacturer. Through hard work he rose to manage the Boston Cotton Mill in Hyde and in 1885 was elected to Hyde Town Council to represent Godley Ward. He retired in 1888 and died in 1898.
The large bell in Hyde Town Hall was given by Joshua Bradley and is known as "Owd Joss".

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1 comment:

Werneth Low said...

I wonder why the blue plaque has been fixed off centre. It looks ridiculous. I also don't understand why there are two plaques for Joshua Bradley and Harry Rutherford - one on their former home and the other on the town hall front.