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Memories of Hyde

Travis Street Hyde

I was born in 1963 in Travis Street, Hyde, my parents Joan and Stan Smith owned a small shop at the time. I think it may have been a general grocers. They moved to Newton shortly ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Gillian Hullock

My First Day At School

I remember arriving at St Mary's School, Newton, for my very first day in September 1940 when the sirens sounded which meant putting my gas mask on and making a quick dash to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Colin Critchlow

Hyde In The Late 60's

I attended Greenfield Street Boys School from 1965-6, until I moved to another school. Shops around that time included, Woolworths. Hyde Sports Centre on the corner of ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Alan Hesketh

Cheetham Family

Would anyone remember the Cheetham family who lived at/near Marple Bridge, Cheshire, apparently the boys' (no. of boys unknown) of the family who went to the First World War and who ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Kathryn Cheetham

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; ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Kevin Wood


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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Julia Izatt

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, ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by John Taylor

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Harold Snelson

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Martin Waller

Mescias Milk Bar Market Street

I was quite an accomplished swimmer in my youth, and after a session in the swimming baths, we would call in at Mescia's for a coffee or a milk shake. There was another Coffee Bar opposite (I can't remember its name now) but Mescia's was always the first choice for me and my pals.

A memory of Hyde by Ken Foley

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