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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Thursday, 11 October 2012

The Battle of the Bridge by Bill Lancashire

Here is a poem that was recently sent to us by Bill Lancashire. 
He also included this message....

 "A few weeks ago a friend of mind challenged me to write a poem about Hyde United, so considering the triumphant season we have just enjoyed it may be an appropriate opportunity to post it. It's been written with a strong nod and a wink to James Leigh and if you you feature it I hope that the readers can spot my cryptic allusions to the ten pubs mentioned in the poem...."


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Did anyone manage to spot the ten pubs he mentioned?  
Many, many thanks, Bill. Great poem, as always !! :)

7 comments:

Marjorie said...

Great poem Bill! Managed to spot the pubs, and you have more than a nod to The Battle of Hastings, too. Well done.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

only managed to find 9 pubs - not bad for a teetotaler!

Werneth Low said...

This is brilliant - many thanks to Bill for writing and sharing it. I managed 10 pubs, but could be well wide of the mark. They were:
White Lion
Jolly Carter
Queens
Beehive
Commercial
Railway Inn
Duke of Sussex
Bay Horse
Rising Moon
Royal Albert

bill Lancashire said...

Thanks for the comments. It was also fun writing it. Werneth Low - spot on with the pub idents.

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

I missed the "Beehive" - where is that?

Anonymous said...

Apiarists = Beekeepers Gerald.

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