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.

April 26 – Set Up Day

The team arrived to collect equipment  for the dig which was duly moved to the gardens of 14 and 15 King Alfred Terrace, the site of the year’s dig and the second in the series of annual Hyde900 digs on the site of the church and cloisters of the lost minster of King Alfred the Great.

The position of the trenches had been the subject of several discussions – we had  the information on what had been found  during  gardening by Chris Prior, who with his wife Anne owned no 14.

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April 27 – Day One

P>The day got off to an early start with the writer getting to the BBC Radio Solent for an interview at 0725, followed by an hour of traffic jams to return to Winchester. Somewhat vital as I had the Organisation and Sign on tent in the back of the car. However, this was mantled in time to receive the first set of enthusiastic volunteers….

To view videos of the opening day of the dig see the link below.

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April 28 – Day Two


To view videos of todays dig see the link below.

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April 29 – Day Three

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Project Space 2017

Submission date for bursary applications now extended!

Project Space is the visual arts element of the ‘Hyde Abbey – the Lost Minster of King Alfred the Great’ project, and for the first time, bursaries are being offered to artists.

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Hyde900’s 200th Anniversary ‘JANE AUSTEN’ joint lecture

Jane Austen, Banknotes, and the Hyde Abbey Connection

by Professor Emma Clery and Dr. Helen Paul (both Southampton University) is now scheduled for mid-late September.

Date to be finalised before the end of May when reservations will be opened. This lecture is FREE.


Bookings now open for the 2017 Hyde900 Community Dig April 27th-30th

Hyde900_communitydigHyde900 are organising a further community dig event to take place April 27th to 30th, following on from the highly successful event organised last year. We very much hope you will take part or visit the dig on the Open Day on Sunday April 30th. Full training will be given and booking is now open on.

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