Hyde became well known for the smell of the bone yard off Kingston Brow. At school the odour from Newton Bank Printworks floating up Clarendon Road kept the windows closed on most days. More pleasantly came the fragrance of Pattreiouex coming across from Ashton Road over Markham Street and Dow Street to my vicarage on Bennett Street opposite St. Stephen's. The magnificent mill for Hyde Spinning Co. became Senior Service in 1960 closing in the 1990s and now a housing estate called Cotton Mills. This name is a reminder especially as The Cotton Tree, where Chartist meetings were held is now closed like so many pubs in Hyde.