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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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

The Day the King came to Hyde...

Colin sent us this interesting item....
Over to you, Colin....

"This post maybe a bit tatty since ive had it since 1946.
They were given to myself and all the other school children standing at the bottom of Talbot road the day the King and Queen paid us a visit ".

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Thanks Colin, a great piece of Hyde history ! :)

18 comments:

Rupert said...

The king should have been greatful that he had a lot of silly buggers to do the fighting for him while he was at home in front of the fire having a gin and tonic.

ex-Newtonian said...

What a nasty and spiteful thing to say! But then Rupert you're probably a nasty and spiteful little man.

Anonymous said...

There are some strange nasty folk out there. shame on you, Rupert.

Tom said...

I'm going to ignore Rupert's comment and try to get the comments back on track to today's interesting post.

Thank you Colin.. I've not seen one of these before, very moving and patriotic.

Rupert, Nutwwod. said...

There is nothing nasty in the truth,while most of us were on rations you can bet the Royal family were eating the best of food. Some people are just blind, or stupid.

Tom said...

Rupert, if you are the age to recall rationing then I would have thought you would have been bought up with good manners.... as I have heard many folks from that era saying that these young ones today have no manners at all.
I say this because it is very bad manners to keep coming on here just to cause upset and maybe get a reaction such as mine today.. Act your age old chap and try putting a smile to your face... you'll feel a lot better and you never know you might enjoy life more.

Marjorie said...

I remember being taken from Flowery Field school to line up on Bennett St to see the King & Queen. The car seemed to go past in a flash but I have never forgotten how proud I felt that day. All schoolchildren received one of these. Unfortunately mine has long since disappeared but we have my husband's, from Bredbury, and it is in very good condition.
Be ashamed Rupert! We were brought up to be patriotic.

Tom said...

Thank you Marjorie... for your memories and comment.

Rupert. said...
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Dave Williams said...

Wonder if King George VI, then the Prince of Wales, enjoyed his gin and tonic when aboard HMS Collingwood during the Battle of Jutland in the First World War?

RUPERT said...

The great English writer George Orwell once wrote that in an age of universal deceit, telling the truth no matter how unpalatable is a revolutionary act. That's why my comments and those of others who have been ostracised on this blog are important.

Anonymous said...

So the fact a few racist people (not you) have had comments deleted is wrong?

Wermeth Low said...

Rupert, your remarks are important on this blog if they are relevant to the post, but so far you seem to be wanting to use this site as a soapbox from which you can air your extreme views on subjects which are not in discussion here. If you feel you have something useful and appropriate to offer, then please do so. If not but you still want the opportunity to rant, have you considered setting up your own site where, no doubt, you will attract a lot of support from like-minded people. In the meantime, please think carefully before you respond in hostile fashion on this blog. If you and/or others consider yourselves astrocised, might it not be because you are hurting people with your comments. Please stop this now, for your sake and everyone else's - it must be adding to your unhappiness after all.

Tom said...

Rupert... you make me laugh... you mentioned "you and others" in your last comment..... most of the so called others ARE you.. I've lost count of how many names you have used.
I'll make you a deal... you keep your comment on subject and without racist or upsetting statements and I will not remove them... I can not be faired that that...

Col said...

Sadly I dont think Rupert really knows what the war was all about or what families went through.
His remarks are an insult to those brave lads who gave their lives defending this country for people like him.
Like many others My Grandad fought in both the Boar war and WW1, whilst Dad fought in the Jungle war against the Japanese in Burma in WW2
In the position they were in the King and Queen did everything they possibly could to lift the morale of their people.
When I waved my flag with the rest of my schoolmates from St Marys school near the Cheshire Cheese, I like all the rest was filled with pride for our country. and for those brave servicemen who gave their lives for us. and that is what Rememberance day is all about.

Col said...

Tom-if my first comment got through please ignore this one.
It was sad to read the remarks made by Rupert because he doesnt appear to have a clue what the war was all about.The King and Queen being in the position they were in did all they possibly could to raise the morale of the people and they too lost family members.
I find Ruperts remarks an insult to all those brave men and women who gave their lives for us.
Like many others my Grandad fought in both the Boar war and WW1, whilst Dad fought the Japanese in the jungles of Burma in WW2.
When I stood at the Cheshire Cheese corner in 1946 I was proud of my country and the people who defended and gave their lives for us. And thats what rememberance day is all about Rupert.

David said...

I am not old enough to remember rationing. My 18 year old father was likely in Hyde on the day of the King's visit, sadly he's no longer here to discuss the occasion.
I am old enough to realise that the purpose of this post was to share a treasured memento of a fondly remembered event with like minded people. The post has allowed me an insight into my father's world and I am grateful for that.
That is the truth.
That an individual who claims to have the monopoly on that commodity could fail to see that, is beyond tragic irony.
One of the "Others".

Hydonian said...

At the end of the day this blog was created to show Hyde past and present. It wasn't created to discuss the rights and wrongs of war and governments etc.
IF YOU ARE JUST POSTING TO TROLL THE SITE - PLEASE STOP IT.
We are tired of having to remove unwanted and uncalled for remarks.
It ruins the site for the majority.

Thank you