Memories of Hyde

The Jester

I remember the Jester Cafe. I used to deliver milk to this cafe. But I liked the ice cream parlour - Meciasers? It was better. We were Rockers, not Mods.

A memory of Hyde by Roy Anthony Smith

Hyde Chapel Gee Cross

I lived on Apethorne Lane, Gee Cross from 1941 (when I was born), till 1962 when I left the area. Saturday nights were the highlight of the week, with a dance held at Hyde Chapel, ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde by Ken Foley

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

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

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

Sweet Shops

The bow-windowed shop in Market Street was Singleton's.

A memory of Hyde by Susan Jaleel

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

School Denton

Does anyone remember Duke Street School, that's where I spent my early years? We had a formidable headmaster in those days. I lived in Denton up till we moved away when I was around 9. We ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde


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

I Had A Wonderful Childhood Growing Up In Hyde.

We used to go swimming at the local baths on a Saturday morning, then into Meschias for ice cream. In the afternoon we would walk down Market Street, or ...Read full memory

A memory of Hyde

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