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, 28 February 2012

Special Constable 'Sam Thornley'

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Sam Thornley

Last week we did a post on Hyde's Chief Constable Danby, which struck a cord with John Thornley who is one of our regular readers and contributors. John's grandfather was appointed a Special Constable in Hyde on the 18th November 1916.. John kindly sent in the pictures for this post.

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Borough Of Hyde Warrant Card

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Warrant Card signed by J.W. Danby

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Specials Badge

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Sam Thornley

Once again a post we did as led to someone having memories bought back and being able to send in information or like John as done shared his family history and these great photographs... Thank you John 

3 comments:

Hydonian said...

Thanks for sharing with us, John !

Anonymous said...

Dave in R.S.A...Is that John Thornley who attended Hyde Tech in the early sixties and worked at Glovers Cables in Trafford Park?

JohnT said...

Yes that's me. Please forward your email address to hydonian@gmail.com and then I can get in touch with you.