Leonard Hyde

Leonard Hyde was born in Tuxford on 10th January 1897.

His father was a Hairdresser. William Edward and Fanny Hyde had four boys and five girls. Arthur, Cecil, Frank and Leonard were all Hairdressers.

1911 census, Leonard is at home with his family.

1916, he enlisted as a Private in 13th Middlesex Regiment from Union Street, Market Rasen.

Arthur-RASC Mechanical, Cecil-RN, Frank-Army.

1919, Leonard was discharged on 10th March.

1921, Leonard married Ethel Baker in West Rasen. Daughter of a Farmer from Middle Rasen.

1922-26, the family and business were at 5 Union Street. Three daughters were born, Muriel, Dorothy and Katherine.

Dated 19291 Market Place

1929, 1 Market Place-Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Hairdressers, Wholesale & Retail Tobacconist, Confectioner & Fruiterer

1930, Kelly’s directory listed L.Hyde at 1 Market Place, hairdresser

1939 census, Leonard and Ethel and family at 1 Market Place, hairdresser and pig farmer.

William and Fanny in Tuxford, retired hairdresser; Cecil and family in Hackney, hairdresser

Frank and family in Hackney, hairdresser; Arthur and wife in Bournemouth, retired hairdresser

Local paper 1933

L. Hyde was the booking office for The cinema and local productions.

Reserved Seats (1/4 including tax) may be booked at Mr L Hyde’s, Market Rasen MRM 1938

Leonard ran the hairdresser salon at the back of the shop and Ethel ran the newsagent, sweets, grocery and tobacconist shop.

1971, February, the shop closed, due to poor health, their daughters were not interested in the business. Leonard still cut clients’ hair occasionally.

1973, on 24th July Leonard died and Ethel died four years later, aged 78.