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, 22 June 2013

Pretty May Queens.

A postcard of a Hyde May Queen Procession.
Any information of when and where is appreciated.


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from wikipedia

Today the May Queen is a girl who must ride or walk at the front of a parade for May Day celebrations. She wears a white gown to symbolise purity and usually a tiara or crown. Her duty is to begin the May Day celebrations. She is generally crowned by flowers and makes a speech before the dancing begins. Certain age groups dance round a Maypole celebrating youth and the spring time.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks like the field where the leisure centre is now.

Trish said...

Looks like Walker Lane fields where we used to hold our Games when I was at Leigh St Secondary 1957 - 1961

Historian said...

Sometime between the wars judging by the headgear in evidence.