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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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Letters from the Forces (World War 2)

The following four letters are part of a newsletter produced by Redferns Rubber Works and sent out to employees around December 1944. The soldiers are Corporal J. Wilson (India Command), Trooper E. Gleave (S.S.A), Private E. Morley (B.W.E.F), and Private F. Proudman (C.M.F). Perhaps there are some of their relations out there somewhere. Typical Englishmen, seeming to be more concerned about the the weather than their own safety.


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1 comment:

Tom said...

Excellent post Paul... ;o)
I wonder how many such letter are still about, and medals and such like. Maybe if anyone has some memories or medals they can send in pictures of them and any relevant information..