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.


In an exciting new development Hyde900 has worked with local archaeology organisation WARG to investigate what lies beneath a garden in King Alfred Place which covers a key corner of the demolished Hyde Abbey. Volunteers were invited to take part and there was an open day to view the finds on Sunday 24th April.

The event proved to be a roller coaster of emotions for those taking part. Midday of the last day and the mood was sombre with little having been found. Then new information led to an amazing result. Time Team couldn’t have choreographed it better.

Jenny Muncaster 1A new series of interviews with Hyde residents about their careers and their commitments.

This spring’s programme includes Rob Danes, a Banker in Hyde; Bill Lucas, a Professor in Hyde; and Jenny Muncaster, an Artist in Hyde.

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W2W Cycle Ride, 10am, Sunday 17th July

Now in its 9th 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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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 .

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