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, 12 October 2013

Aerial View of Hyde.

I posted the above picture last weekend...  it was part of the 'ICI' post. I've come back to it this weekend to show you the top of the picture when zoomed in... great views of Old Hyde.

Top left, Gee Cross Mill , just below it is St. Georges, just to the right of centre top can be seen Provident Mill, below the mill and again just to the right is the Town Hall. Bottom left, the arches at Newton Station,  complete with Steam train. Bottom and Top Rows, middle centre right I can make out St Pauls R.C. Church. I'm sure others will be able to pick out more.

Bottom, Newton Train Station,  closer view of St. Paul's and again the Town Hall helps to pin-point where things are.

The road in the centre bottom is Victoria Street and the white building on the right The Duke Of Sussex. Across down Clarendon Road is the Grammar School to the right and the woods of Hyde Park behind it.
Left of centre middle are the houses around Donneybrook. The gas works and Haughton Green and Denton beyond.. 

Centre bottom, Garden Street, Newton Mill to the right Hyde Park running through the middle of shot, and beyond to the right Ashton Brothers. 
Sorry for the poor picture quality, but considering these all came from the top picture, which was taken in 1946 they are not bad at all. 


Anonymous said...

Barry in Oz. Oh so close Tom, photo 4, if you came down a few inches would have shown Goodier House I think. Bugger. lol

downsie21 said...

Thanks again Tom, you can certainly pick out the salient features.

Chris Han said...

Excellent work.