Welcome to Hyde900

Hyde900 is a community project in Winchester, Hampshire, to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Hyde Abbey. For more details see the "What is Hyde900?" page.


Intrigued by the large stone fireplace and chimney in his relatively modest cottage in Headbourne Worthy, David Spurling set out on a personal quest to find their origins and the significance of the marks carved on them. This led to a trail of scavenged and re-used building blocks from Hyde Abbey, scattered across Winchester and beyond.

On Saturday 25th April, David will talk about the results so far.

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In April and May Hyde900 will once again put the spotlight on four local residents in Hyde in Conversation, a series of in-depth analyses and discussions of their lives and work. In front of attentive audiences in Hyde Parish Hall, General Sir Anthony Walker, Helen Corcoran, Andy Tucker and Kevin Ashman will undergo in-depth questioning from interviewers Bill Lucas, Edward Fennell, Rose Burns and Alison Royall about their life and their careers.

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W2W Cycle Ride, 10am, Sunday 19th July

Now in its 8th year, the W2W is a 53-mile cycle ride from Wantage in Oxfordshire to Winchester in Hampshire, starting in the birthplace of King Alfred the Great and finishing at his final resting place.

Along the way, you travel along quiet country lanes along the Vale of the White Horse, over the Marlborough Downs, across the Thames valley and over the North Hampshire Downs, then enjoy miles of easy cycling through the sleepy villages of the Bourne valley.

The ride is non-competitive. We provide directions, signs and marshals to keep you on track and refreshments en route and at the end. Entry is £7 for Hyde900 members or £10 for non-members.

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Helmetcleang5Under the auspices of Hyde 900 there is a project afoot to research and document the lives of the soldiers of the First World War who are commemorated in St Bartholemew’s Church.

Apart from Regiment, Rank and Age, the intent is to explore the stories behind the names, to bring to our very comfortable and peaceful lives in Hyde today, a concept of the community during this time.

If you are interested in joining a working party; enjoy research –   ably assisted by Alys Blakeway and  would like to take part in what  promises to be a fascinating task, with an excellent group of  ‘ Hydeites’  please contact Caroline Scott on 01962853997 or e mail scotty@traceysheppard.co.uk or livinghistory@hyde900.org.uk

Equally if anyone has any information on any of the soldiers who so sadly did not return, all leads are welcome at this initial stage.     

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