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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Saturday, 26 November 2011

Theatre Royals Last Program

Graeme Green as kindly provided us with all the pictures and information in this post, which we are very grateful for.  Graeme says....

I came across the last Cinema program printed from June 1993...

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In the early 1990s, the London based owners decided to close the Theatre Royal down in August 1993 as they considered it a liability. The theatre was full for the last few days of business, with people still offering support to Hyde's last local cinema. The final film to be shown was Walt Disney's classic, The jungle Book.


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Pictures and information by Graeme Green

4 comments:

Dave Williams said...

I notice on the advert for the Royal Cinema: 'There is now a no smoking area', which must have been a big concession at the time instead of the universal 'smoke wherever you like' attitude. It reminds me of the way years ago that different countries tried to discourage smoking in certain environments:
In English 'Please refrain from smoking' - a polite request.
In French 'Defense de fumer', or 'Refrain from smoking' - not quite as polite.
In German 'Rauchen verboten!', or 'Smoking forbidden!' - a typical Germanic 'You will obey orders!'

Anonymous said...

Great information.
I miss the old cinemas in Hyde.

Graham Boote said...

Seen loads of films at the Royals. Strange how with a population of Hyde and the resurgence of multiplex cinema, they still cannot make it viable. Perhaps if they showed Bollywood movies they might make ends meet.

Tom said...

Graham... you could well be right there and it could be such a money spinner.