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 a new venture, inspired by William Shakespeare’s dedication to the 3rd Earl of Southampton (heir to the lands of Hyde Abbey)HYDE900 and THE ENGLISH PROJECT




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

Click here for the flyer

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.

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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.

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