Hyde Name Origins.

The name "HYDE" is derived from the hide, a measure of land for taxation purposes, taken to be that area of land necessary to support a peasant family. In later times it was taken to be equivalent to 120 acres .
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Monday, 11 October 2010

Hyde In War Time (1914-16) Page 36-37

The “Seals” Answer The Call

A Prisoner Of War

In January, 1915, a letter was received at Hyde from Edward Chappel, a Private in the King’s Royal Rifles. Chappel is a well-known member of the Club. He had written from Germany, where he was a prisoner of war, having been captured a few weeks previously. Before the war he served in India, and won medals for boxing. At the time he wrote he was in the interment camp at Mecklenburg. He made no complaint against the Germans, except that he was not getting enough to eat.


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Private Edward Chappel

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