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.
The Pavilion Project is a not-for–profit, community-led organisation which is working with Winchester City Council and award-winning Winchester architect AR Design to replace the dilapidated cricket pavilion and scoring hut at North Walls Recreation Ground with one architecturally distinctive pavilion, serving both cricket pitches. The Pavilion Project has the support of Hyde900, and is being led by Mike Caldwell who is a Hyde900 executive committee member – and a keen cricketer!
The King Alfred Weekend is Hyde900’s annual showcase of the projects it has undertaken in bringing to light the heritage and talents of Hyde and its community.
This year there is an exceptionally rich and varied mix. We begin by commemorating the casualties from Hyde in 1916, the year of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland and then move back one thousand years to consider the state of the English language at the time of King Alfred, whose remains still lie on the site of Hyde Abbey.
What’s left of the abbey itself is then exposed and discussed in a number of specialist sessions before a celebration of the links between Hyde and Shakespeare through a performance of his most distinguished poem, ‘Venus & Adonis’ . We will be talking about our plans to do more to interpret the Hyde Abbey site and giving a chance to our friends and supporters to contribute to our future strategy at the Annual General Meeting. We are particularly delighted this year to welcome Mr Alan Lovell, Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust and a key partner for Hyde900, to outline his vision of what the future might hold for Winchester as a world-class heritage venue.
If you are a local resident or interested in this unique corner of Winchester then the King Alfred Weekend is an exceptional opportunity to get under the surface of what lies locally and discover more than you might imagine.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Hyde Soldiers 1916 – 2016
20 October, St Bartholomew’s Church, 6.45pm
An event to commemorate all those who left homes in Hyde to serve in the Great War, and the family and neighbours they left behind.
Launch of the “Winchester: A Nation Emerges” Symposium
Mr Alan Lovell
21 October, St Bartholomew’s Church, 6.45pm
Hyde900 are honoured to welcome Mr Alan Lovell, Chair of Hampshire Cultural Trust, who will introduce the first symposium in the “Winchester, The Royal City” series, taking place the following day, Saturday 22nd, in the Guildhall.
The Hyde900 King Alfred Lecture: How Did Alfred Sound?