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