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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Sunday, 3 March 2013


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Next year Union Street Congregation Church (now the United Church) will be celebrating its 200th anniversary following its founding in 1814.

The Church is planning to celebrate this important event and would be grateful to know if any of the readers of the Hydoneon Blogspot have any memories, information, photographs, documents, memorabilia etc relating to the history of the Church.

Old family albums may contain photographs of weddings that took place at the Church.  There may be old pictures of Whit Walks in years gone by.  Some readers may have old pantomime programmes or details about social and religious activities.  Or they may just have memories and anecdotes about past events that took place at the Church.

If anyone has pictures and records of the Union Street Football Club, founded by the Church's youth club in 1956 and which went on to become one of Hyde's most successful amateur clubs during the sixties and seventies, those too would be most valuable.

Although there are a few postings about the Church on the site, any additional help, information or artifacts would be gratefully accepted.

If you contact the site, we will ensure that all relevant offers of help and information are passed on to the organisers.

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