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, 21 July 2013

A view of Werneth Low

A view taken across the fields towards Werneth Low.
Note the Cenotaph is missing which makes it pre 1921 !!.
Also, note the path leading down to the old Isolation Hospital. 
The same path now leads down to Alder Community High School.

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2 comments:

Werneth Low said...

I also have this postcard, but it's in colour. I think it's one of the few shots pre-cenotaph. The row of houses on Mottram Old Road hasn't changed much over the years. I tried to recapture the view a year or two ago by standing on what was then spare ground at the junction of Grange Road South and Allen Avenue but, alas, the foreground was ruined by the new school!j

Trish said...

I too have this picture on a postcard that I acquired from ebay a few weeks ago, the card having been posted from Hyde in Sept 1913 to a Miss Jessie Wilde at the Royal Infirmary, Manchester.