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.
present for THE WINCHESTER FESTIVAL 2016
VENUS AND ADONIS
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Cecily O’Neill
with music from the FOOD OF LOVE Ensemble
directed by Christopher Burgess
St Lawrence in the Square, Winchester
2nd and 3rd July 2016 at 3.00 pm
For tickets £10 go to http://winchesterfestival.co.uk/programme/2-july/ or book through the Winchester Cathedral Box Office
To purchase a celebratory programme with the full text of the performance and illustrations by local artist Kate Arnold send cheque for £9.99 (including P&P) with details for delivery to HYDE900, 20 Egbert Road SO23 7EB, Winchester
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. Advance entry is £7 for Hyde900 members or £10 for non-members; entry on the day (if spaces are available) is £12.
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.