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.

6 Feb 2016, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: Hyde Parish Hall

Wassail 2016 poster BCome and join us for an evening of laughter and music at Hyde Parish Hall.

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Mervyn Stutter is an actor, scriptwriter, comedian and songwriter. He recently wrote and starred in his own BBC Radio 4 comedy Getting Nowhere Fast.

2015 was his 27th consecutive year of performing on the Edinburgh Fringe. No wonder the press have christened him “The Fringe Overlord”.

Merv has been making people laugh in folk clubs, comedy clubs, cabaret theatre, radio and TV for over 40 years and now, still convinced that “small is beautiful” – he is back where he is happiest, performing in small intimate venues across the UK.

Hyde900 are fortunate to be able to host Mervyn in the small and intimate Hyde Parish Hall on 6th February. Members of the audience will also be invited to join him in a delicious fish and chip supper.

Ticket price of £15 includes fish-and-chip supper.

Book online using the link below (50p booking fee, payment by Paypal or credit/debit card) or by phone: 01962 864487.

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Hyde900 believes that – as the final resting place of two major Anglo-Saxon Kings – the Hyde Abbey precincts are a site of national historic significance. We believe that they need enhanced interpretation through an infrastructure of information and explanation both in concrete and digital media.

Hyde900 has ambitious plans to work with its partners locally to interpret and bring back to life the site of the abbey in which King Alfred the Great was buried in 1110. Read more about the plans here:

To make comments, ask questions or register your support for the project, please e-mail abbey@hyde900.org.uk .

IMG_20150425_132839195_HDREdward Fennell reports on David’s talk from April 2015

“My aim is to make stones interesting!” said David Spurling to a packed Hyde Parish Hall in late April. A tough challenge, you might think? But not really. David, who lives in Headbourne Worthy, is passionate about the stones from Hyde Abbey. He hunts them down with the true spirit of the adventurer, climbing ladders, peering into foundations and getting his hands dirty in rescuing them from the bowels of skips.

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