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, 18 January 2013


 Here are a couple of postcards showing Hyde in quieter times.


Mottram Old Road .
The Low is in the background to the left of the telegraph pole.

Dowson Road
Looking down Dowson Road.
How quiet is the road  !


Dave Williams said...

Funny how much wider it looks without the myriad painted white lines and the built-out extensions to the pavements/grass verges.

Chris Peckthem said...

Don't forget to feed the birds while the weather is cold.

downsie21 said...

the very first photograph of Cock & Hen brow I've ever seen looking towards Gee Cross.