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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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Bits and Bobs part 1

Over the next few days I will post some odds and sods that were sent to us by Werneth Low.
These are just the sort of things we are looking for.

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Ashton Brothers in its full glory.

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Ashton Brothers R.I.P.


Many Thanks to Werneth Low for sharing.
Much appreciated. :)

7 comments:

Marjorie said...

Wonderful pictures. They must have employed a great many people. Sad that so many of our industries have died or gone abroad.

Marjorie said...

Wonderful pictures. They must have employed a great many people. Sad that so many of our industries have died or gone abroad.

Werneth Low said...

So, so sad. Will have to look elsewhere for my Wimbledon towel this year!

Gerald (SK14) said...

I think Christy's (owned by Wellspun) still do the Wimbledon towels - evrything is made in India now though and the sales office which was at Carrfield Mill is now in Cheadle Hulme.

Werneth Low said...

Do they have a factory shop at Cheadle Hulme, Gerald?

Gerald (SK14) said...

I don't know if they have a shop there but the address is Christy (Welspun UK) Ltd
Park Square
Bird Hall Lane
Cheadle
Cheshire
SK3 OXF. - you can buy online via http://www.christy-towels.com

Werneth Low said...

Thanks Gerald, that's much appreciated.