Hyde, Greater Manchester

town in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, England

Hyde is a town in Tameside, Greater Manchester. 34,003 people lived there in 2011.[1] It used to be in Cheshire.

It grew because of the cotton mills during the Industrial Revolution. There were 40 working mills, but only one is left in 2023. There was a coal mine, known as Hyde Colliery, in the town and in January 1889 an explosion there killed 23 miners.

The Peak Forest Canal goes through Hyde from Ashton-under-Lyne to Woodley, Romiley and Marple.[2] There are six railway stations in the town.

The Moors murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley lived on the Hattersley estate in Hyde. Harold Shipman was a doctor in the town and most of the people he killed lived there. [3]

References change

  1. "Custom report - Nomis - Official Census and Labour Market Statistics". www.nomisweb.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  2. "Peak Forest Canal - information and photographs". www.penninewaterways.co.uk. Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  3. "Harold Shipman: The killer doctor". 2004-01-13. Retrieved 2023-03-31.