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 .
March 2014
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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Godley Hall Inn

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This is from the book  'OLD GODLEY' by Thomas Middleton.. I can't make out the artist so can't give them credit.. It got me thinking of the artist that Hyde as produced.. More so the drawings and paintings of our Town.. If you have any or copies of any can you send a picture of them in to our email address. I think it would make a neat addition to the blog.
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Colin said...

There use to be a very famous artist called "Killroy" in Hyde, his work could be seen in the old toilets on Greenfield Street. He certainly had a talent for human anatomy.

Tom said...

Hi Colin
I've studied his work a few time myself.. :O)

Karen D. said...

Look's like Mr.Kilroy was Hyde's best known artist, or perhaps the people of Hyde have no interest in art and culture.

Werneth Low said...

Hope that's said tongue in cheek, Karen. Hyde has produced many fine artists and there are many people in the town with an interest in art and culture.