In 1920, following a public appeal, which
raised exactly £14,013, 14 shilling and 8 pennies, the War Memorial Committee
of the Hyde Borough Council made a momentous decision by purchasing Lower
Higham Farm and all its land. Following the purchase a scheme was put forward
to protect the land forever for the health and well being of the community, a
lasting tribute to the 710 men from this area who perished in The Great War
of 1914 to 1918. On the site known as Hackingknife, at a cost of £2,000,
Hyde's main war memorial was officially unveiled on the 25th of June 1921.
The land and farm are now held in trust by the Hyde War Memorial Trust.
This website has been set up to document the 710 men of Hyde who perished in
the Great war of 1914-1919 (when the treaty of Versailles was actually
signed). In time, it will contain a wealth of information relating to the
men, the monument and the country park. Please take a look around and, even
better, please pay us a visit.
Service. Sunday 11th
November at 12 noon. Detail in the
2nd November 2010
Rememberance SUnday detail and Harry Redfern
added to 710 men
Details of the upcoming rememberance Sunday service have been added to the
events page. A different Harry Redfern has been added to the rolls after
information is provided by his family member
20th March 2010
Draft events section added
The events page has been started. WIthin a week it will be complete (just
waiting on some dates)
6th December 2009
New Items to be added
I have many things to add to the site. Pictures from Tony Husband, whose
father did the archiving for the trust. I also have various other bits of
information that relates to the 710 men, that relatives have sent me. I
promise I will soon get them up.
28th July 2009
Details of the 710 men of Hyde added
The details of all 710 men of Hyde have now been added to the website.
22nd July 2009
A gallery has been added to the site. To start, we have a selection of
vintage postcards showing views of the monument and the beautiful Werneth Low
Country Park that surrounds it.
14th July 2009
Original 1921 unveiling brochure added
A copy of the original 1921 unveiling souvenir brochure has been added
Please click the link on the left.
6th July 2009
Who we are page added.
A brief look at the Trust and what we do can be found by clicking the link on
the left of the page.
3rd July 2009
New Website launched.
This website has only just been launched and needs a lot of work! Please be
patient, and check back regularly to see the progress we are making. If you
need to contact me or any other member of the Trust, please use the contact
link on the left.
Thanks for looking. James