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, 11 May 2013

More Old Adverts from 1968

Below are a selection of adverts taken from the
1968 edition of the Green Guide,
which was a local Yellow Pages type publication.

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The good old Kingston Stink !

4 comments:

Tom said...

My first job from leaving school was at Allott's Removers... I believe they are still going..
Smiths Brothers.... they should never have been allowed to carry on business so near to town... what stink hung over the area most days from there... or the awful whiff when one of there opened back lorries went by... once smelt never forgotten.

B Williams said...

My dad worked there for many years and we lived right next door to the works. I used to say that the smell blew over the top of the house so we weren't affected to much. That part of the town was called the three smells of Hyde as the Gas works and the Sewage works were near by. I don't remember the stink killing anyone although I must admit when the lorries went by in the town it wasn't too pleasant. All's well now!

the tufty club said...

Yes who can forget the infamous Kingston stinks

Tom said...

The print works was every bit as smelly at times...and Senior Service.The worse smell in Hyde now comes from Gabbotts Farm Shop... knocks me sick if I have to walk past it.