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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Monday, 28 October 2013

The Boars Head



Here is a photo of The Boars Head which stood at 
145-147 George Street.


The pub which was commonly known as the "Boars Nut" was closed down in 1974 by compulsory purchase, along with many fine old pubs, to make way for the new motorway which split 
Hyde in two.

Many thanks to Tom for supplying the photograph and Paul for the information. - Great team work.

1 comment:

Maloney said...

Historical jottings on the Boar's Head, Hyde.
On Friday, 17 December, 1841, the inquest was held by Mr. C. Hudson, coroner, at the Boar's Head, George Street,Hyde, regarding the death of John Laver, aged 23, a carder, late in the employ of Thomas Ashton, Hyde, who died from injuries recieved by being caught by a strap while attempting to tie the end of the strap with a bit of rope whilst it was revolving round a drum, in doing so he got his fingers entangled in the buckle of the strap, and was taken over a dozen times round the revolving shaft, by which his left arm was broken
Two medical men attended him and proposed taking away some splintered bone, but he refused to let them meddle with it, saying none should interfere with his arm but Mr. T.Hague, a vetinary surgeon. He told Laver that he would lose his arm, upon which Laver said he would rather die than lose his arm.
Mr. Hague then called in another surgeon, named Lowe, and they attended Laver until a few days before his death, when another surgeon was called in, who found Laver suffering from tetanus, or lock-jaw. It was the opinion of the surgeon who did the post mortem that death was caused by irritation of a splintered bone in the arm.
Boar's Head-1888.
To Brewers, Wine, and Spirit, Merchants, Capitalists, and others. To be let by tender-in consequence of ill health. The old established and well known public house called the Boar's Head, together with spacious and well arrnged stables and yard and other outbuildings, and two large shops adjoining, fronting George Street and Newton Street, Hyde, Cheshire, for a term of 14 years and six months, from 22nd May, 1889. The hotel has recently been mostly rebuilt, rearranged, and considerably extended, is free, and situated at the junction of four roads, in the midst of one of the busiest and best thoroufares of the town. The furniture, fittings, and stock, to be taken in valuation. Possession will be given on completion. the lessor does not bind herself to accept the highest tender: Further particulars as to terms of lease may be obtained from, and tenders and references must be sent before 26 April, 1888 - Messres F.Drinkwater, solicitor, Hyde.