Memories of Hyde

Living In The Cpa Mill On Commercial Road, Godley.

I lived in the CPA or Calico Printers Association mill for about 12 years, where my dad was a foreman who worked in the batiks for many years. We had a huge flat which was knocked down many years ago. We lived next door to a family by the name of Kenyon who I believe had two sons. I went to St ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Stephen Durr


I .have so many happy memories of Meschia's I spent every week there, my sister Pat and I used to take the big wash on a Saturday morning to the launderette opposite, and while waiting for the wash we used to sneak in for milk shake. I also did my courting there with my husband Tom Openshaw we have been together since I was 15 and he was ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by queenbee2

Cheetham Hat Works

Does anyone remember Cheethams hat works that later became Automaster? Do you know anyone who worked there?

A memory of Hyde

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

Leigh Street School

I lived on Travis Street at a small shop for a short time in 1967 and went to Leigh Street School.

A memory of Hyde by Lorraine Hayes

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

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

Where Are They Now What Do You Remember

Mr Kimblin was the headmaster at Bredbury County Primary. I also remember Miss Littlebotem, Mrs Guyton, Mrs Lambert, Mrs Lydiard, Mr Hume and Mr and Mrs Garlic; have any info on those teachers please. There is a Mrs Garlic that teaches at Bredbury Green Primary but I don't think it could be the same one. ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Kevin Wood

Days Out On Hyde Market

Being born and brought up in Flowery Field, Hyde was the centre of the universe for us as children. After shopping on Hyde market we would turn the corner and enter into the world of this picture. On the right of the picture, in the distance there was the bank then Fred Dawes, TV and Radio dealer where we would go to pay ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Dave Davies

Edith Redfern

Someone posted about an Edith Redfern.  I have relatives in Hyde that were Redferns and wondered if anyone else out there is related.  My grandmother was Doris with a sister Rene, brother Eddie.

A memory of Hyde by Lorraine Hayes

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