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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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Altered Images



Mill Cottages



Gee Cross Mill


View From Hobson Moor


Auto Masters


Garden Street


Woodend Lane By Gaslight 


Ashton Brothers Last Stand



The Grapes



Werneth Low Road



Cobbled Street



Hyde Pit Head

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

absolutely beautiful images.Love what you've done with them,they look like aquatints and etchings.Very atmospheric and very much Old Hyde!!!
(and this coming from someone who has done etching...)
cheers for posting these mate,they've made my day,and I suspect ex-pats will be crying while looking at them!
John Booth

the tufty club said...

Great to see another interesting post from you Tom, I hope this is an indication of improving health for you.

downsie21 said...

Great images Tom, don't know where you've found some of them.
Council employee who named Garden Street had a twisted sense of humour!

Werneth Low said...

I dont understand the title - how are the images altered? I find them very atmospheric and like them.

Chris Han said...

The photo titled "Cobbled Street", do we know what the actual name of this street?
It reminds me very much of how Brook Street looked in the very early 70's.

B WIlliams said...

Love these Tom. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

The smoke from the chimneys should rule out 1970,s (clean air act) ,so earlier than that.My guess would be Cheapside for the street.

Keith Mellor said...

The picture titled Garden Street is the junction of Garden Street and Hallbottom Lane.
I lived 4th house up Hallbottom Lane.
The photo must be after 1953 as the windows before that were sash.
Keith Mellor