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Memories of Hyde

St Georges Youth Club

My dad ran the St George's youth club for a few years. He also had the butcher's shop on Old Road in Flowery Field and my grandpa owned the butchers on Croft Street. The youth club was up some rickety stairs in the loft space in the old school. I remember the old sofas and carpet with holes in but many happy times ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde

Flowery Field Hotel

My great-grandfather - John William Lord - was licensee at the Flowery Field from about 1917 until well into the 1920s. My grandmother had her wedding reception at the pub in October 1919. Grandma (Emily Lord) was a bit of a local celebrity in that she was one of the first 14 women to serve in France during the First ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Martin Waller

What A Wonderful Time

I was born in 1945 at Hudson Road, Gee Cross and attended Holy Trinity School and later Greenfield Street, leaving at age 16 to work at Adamsons in Hyde. During the next couple of years I applied to emigrate to Australia. While I still have a soft spot for Gee Cross and Hyde, going to Australia was the best move ever. Anyone who remebers me are welcome to contact me in Perth, Western Australia.

A memory of Hyde by John Wilde

Remembering The Good Days

I was born in milk street Hyde in the 40's went to Greenfield Street Juniors then onto Leigh street Secondary, I so remember Hetts sweet shop the ABC minors at the Stannies, the market, woolworths, the house that jack built, the May queen and whit walks when we all got dressed up, even with little money, we looked our ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by countryfan1


My abiding memory of Hyde as a child growing up in the late 50's - 60's was going shopping with my mum on a Saturday afternoon. My mum always dressed up as though it was a special occasion. We always went into Ibbotson's where my auntie worked and where at times, when they were short staffed, my mum would wash the dishes. Their ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Julia Izatt

Old Hyde

I was born September 1930 and remember parts of Hyde that are long gone. I lived my early years in John St and remember Charles St and when it was finally demolished. The old shop opposite the Scala Cinema called Sammy Wilkinson, the old WW1 tank that stood in Hyde Park, the night when bombs were dropped in Hyde, one of them landing ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Harold Snelson

Sweetshops In Hyde

Does anyone remember the great sweet shops we had in Hyde? Notably Nightingales who had a stall in the old original market hall, where they used to make gorgeous toffee while everyone watched. I can still see them throwing hot toffee over a big hook until it turned a creamy colour, it was then rolled inside brown toffee to ...Read full memory

Travis Street

I remember Travis street my Great aunt Polly lived there she was John Redferns Gran I think . I used to go with my mum and nan she kept a huge parrot in the front room hated that bird.

A memory of Hyde by queenbee2

Hyde So Many Fond Memories.

Nightingales on the corner opposite the post office. What a wonderful smell when you walked in. The cafe (Booth's?) just up from CABLE shoes where I started work at age 14, best chips and gravy ever! Ibbotson's bakery where my boss's wife worked for many years, Mini Broadbent. I was born at 17th Syddall Street in ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by John Taylor

School Days

I went to Hyde Chaple School from 1953 to 1959 then to Leigh Street School from 1959 to 1964. I really enjoyed my school days. I would like to hear from anyone who attended the same schools for the same period as myself. I was called Sally Jones before I was married.

A memory of Hyde by Sally Cornes

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