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, 18 May 2013

Union Street Congregational Chapel

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Union Street Congregational Chapel 
Founded in 1814
Built in 1822 /  rebuilt in 1843
Main church building demolished circa 1970 ?


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The Church is still thriving as the United Church, on Union Street in Hyde.
It can be seen centre of the photo, with the library to the left.

4 comments:

Werneth Low said...

What an austere place the old building was. I remember it well as we had to pass it going to and from the library and baths. Love the modern aerial photo though. Thank you.

Jeff Sherwin said...
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Jeff Sherwin said...

I learned to swim at the baths on Union Street, during the war one pool area became a restaurant, we ate there from time to time, after swimming a doughnut at Togos was a nice treat.

Werneth Low said...

A pennyworth of wafer biscuits from Meschia's was our after-swimming snack. Think I'd have preferred the doughnut though!