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, 26 April 2013

A procession of May Queens

The following photos were sent to us via 
Graham and Joyce Sharpe.

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Hyde Chapel May Queen circa 1935
Margaret Baddeley is 2nd from the left.

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Miss Seddon's Dancing Class circa 1945
Joyce Baddeley Back row,third from right.

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Hyde Chapel May Queen circa 1941-42
Hesba Craig
Joyce Baddeley First on left, centre row

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Leigh Street School May Queen
Barbara Merrick circa 1942-43
Barbara was the daughter of Mr Merrick who had the bakers shop on Stockport Road in Gee Cross.
Margaret Baddeley, far left.

Many thanks Graham and Joyce. :)

6 comments:

downsie21 said...

Mr Merrick's shop was a bread shop second along from corner of Joel Lane. Corner shop was Lyne's Grocers, then Merrick's bread shop, then Jolly & Hollingworth's Plumbers, next was Moore's Sweets & tobacconist, then Haigh's Chippie. At the Rock Street corner much later was Saxton's Sweetie Corner.

downsie21 said...

Mr Merrick's shop was a bread shop second along from corner of Joel Lane. Corner shop was Lyne's Grocers, then Merrick's bread shop, then Jolly & Hollingworth's Plumbers, next was Moore's Sweets & tobacconist, then Haigh's Chippie. At the Rock Street corner much later was Saxton's Sweetie Corner.

Hydonian said...

@ Downsie - I just go off the information supplied with the photos.
Was there a bike shop in Gee Cross ? If so, who owned it and where was it ?
I learn things every day on here :)

Trish said...

I certainly remember the bakers & confectioners shop next to Lynes, from the sixties anyway, as I went in there many times, in fact all of the local shops in Gee Cross around the fifties & sixties were very good,3 bakers shops, butchers shops, plumbers,(this guy had all sorts) clothes shop near the Methodist church, close to Harwoods Bakers, (loved their honey buns) Yes, Gee Cross was a lovely village back then, saved having to go down Hyde! Can't remember a bike shop though, must have been earlier maybe!

Susan Jaleel said...

I don't remember a bike shop in GX either! Trish is quite right when she says that everything you needed was available in the village shops. It even had its own chemist - Harold Beaumont had a lovely shop just about where The Stables is now. I recall another chippie which was down the hill between Knott Lane and Enfield Street near where the wine shop is, but it wasn't as good as the one facing the chapel. Actually, if you count Jackson's at the corner of King Edward Road, GX had 3 chippies! Good times.

Graham sharp said...

See what happens as you get old,meant to type BAKE shop..not bike! The chippy was Cliffords.