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.

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. To find out more, register for our talk on 24th October. If you can’t make it to the talk, you can 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 .

guitar image from morguefileHyde900 presents a season of concerts at St Bartholomew’s Church, Hyde

Welcome to the sixth anniversary Michaelmas Music programme, in which we celebrate the musical tradition of Hyde Abbey in the acoustic gem of the church of St. Bartholomew, Hyde.

This year’s programme provides a rich mixture of musical forms and styles, ranging from the choral music of the Hyde900 Choir via solo and chamber performances by Mark Eden and the Ebony Trio to the massed ranks of the Hampshire Recorder Sinfonia.

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King Alfred statue, WinchesterHyde900 presents a weekend of events around the theme of Alfred the Great, jointly organised by Hyde900 and St Bartholomew’s Church.

Ruler of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex from AD871 to 899, Alfred subdued the invading Vikings and brought about a new era of learning, culture and law that built the foundations of our modern society. Having been buried in the New Minster in central Winchester for over 200 years, his remains were transferred to the newly-built Hyde Abbey in AD1110. October 26th 2015 marks the 1116th anniversary of his death.

Since 2012, Hyde900 has organised an annual weekend of events on subjects relating to King Alfred and Hyde.

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Welcome at the King Alfred statue

Sunday morning 19th July saw the largest ever number of cyclists leaving the King Alfred statue in Wantage following a warm send off by the Mayor, Cllr St John Dickson, and a loud “Oyez! Oyez!”, and ring of his bell by the Town Crier.

The riders enjoyed the dry and sunny conditions, though were less pleased with the strong head winds, as they made their way first west, then south along the excellent route through the beautiful countryside of rural Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire, before entering Winchester from Kings Worthy via Hyde. Read more…

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