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, 8 November 2010

Hyde Pays Tribute To The Mercian Regiment 08 November 2010

Heroes March Through Hyde
Hyde gave a fantastic welcome today to the soldiers of the The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), as they marched through Hyde centre this morning to mark their return from a tour of Afghanistan. The troops gathered and prepared for the march past on Travis Street,  before parading at 10am. They were led by the Band Of The Prince Of Wales Division.  They started off marching along Union Street, Market Street and Manchester Road. Soldiers from the area were then invited into the town hall to meet Tameside mayor, Councillor  Jean Brazil who must have felt honoured to be in their company. The soldiers, all members of the 1st Battalion of The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire), commanded by Lt Col Andrew Hadfield did Hyde proud today. During their tour in Afghanistan the battalion, which recruits from the Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside areas - lost 12 soldiers including Corporal Harry Holmes..
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Above Pictures Curtesy Of Beryl and Dave Williams


If you have any pictures to add then please feel free to send them in to us... and we will gladly so them.







Above Pictures by Tina & John Roberts





Above pictures from Wendy Hurst
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Above pictures sent in by John T
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Above set of Pictures were taken by
John Hopwood

9 comments:

Hydonian said...

Well done for posting this so quickly, Tom. A great post to show the soldiers how proud we are of all their sacrifices.
Thanks Dave and Beryl for the photographs ,too!

Tom said...

I missed it Nancy... I was up early, showered and shaved but had to go back to bed... Gutted I missed. I have a few more picture yet ... just waiting for some to give permission.

Manchester Lass, Now and Then said...

Warning - Grab a tissue for this post. I couldn't help but cry watching the video. Just so moving to see the wonderful folks of Hyde showing their support to our troops who sacrifice so much. How proud did our lads looks marching through the streets. Wish I could have been there in person to show my admiration. So very sad that so many have given their lives.

Sorry to hear you couldn't make it Tom, hope you feel better soon.

Eh makes you feel right proud reading a post like this:) Many thanks to Tom for putting this post together and to all who contributed with photos and video. Linda xx

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

We had to go to t'doctors so only got a shot of the crowd waiting as we went down and then just caught the tail end of the parade as we came out. I'll be posting my pics on HDP on Thursday and will post a link to this post here and a couple of others on my Xtra blog.

Will post the links later when my posts are up.

Tom said...

Hi Linda... so glad you got to see this post.. and I was so so glad we here at the blog have such friends to send in their pictures.
I'm OK.. I was ready to go but came down with a tummy bug... if it had been today I could have made it...
Gerald... you are most welcome to post a link... and I was sorry to hear you missed out on most of the march.
Nancy and I will still add pictures as and when they come in.

Tom said...

Anom..
Thank you for your reply...and I asm sorry I felt the need to remove your comment
I do not want to go into the why's and wherefores here... but I am a bit more sensitive to certain comments because of my past than most folks... I never hide my past and will openly talk about it to anyone who asks... after all I learned from it and it made me what I am now... feel free to contact me personally on our email... Tom

Dave Williams said...

Excellent post Tom. It was really great to see the number of people who turned out, particularly in view of the weather. The ITV regional news did a nice report, but the one on the BBC seemed a little half-hearted. Perhaps if they march through Liverpool..........?

Tom said...

Hi Dave...
We have been very lucky to so many of you to supply us with great pictures. I know what you mean about the 'Beeb' we will see tonight I know they marched through Birkenhead so we will see tonight the coverage that gets... ha!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

My three pics are up now on Hyde Daily Photo and links here on Hyde DP Xtra