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.

Apples - Midwinter Wassail

Apples – Midwinter Wassail

Hyde900 invites you to brighten up the bleak midwinter with a jolly evening of entertainment along with other Hyde residents.

Can you sing or play a musical instrument? Come along. Do you have a favourite poem or short passage from a book that you would like to share?  Come along.


We would love you to join us for an informal evening of music and entertainment, with an opportunity to get to know the neighbours.


Delicious nibbles and drinks provided by Hyde900 – entertainment courtesy of the endlessly talented people of Hyde.


Doors open at 7.00pm
Entertainment begins at 7.30pm and will end at 10.30pm

Hyde900 members free. Others £10 (includes Hyde900 membership for 2015)


To book tickets and let us know if you are prepared to showcase your talent email:  susanlillianjones@gmail.com Phone:  01962 864487

Helmetcleang5Under the auspices of Hyde 900 there is a project afoot to research and document the lives of the soldiers of the First World War who are commemorated in St Bartholemew’s Church.

Apart from Regiment, Rank and Age, the intent is to explore the stories behind the names, to bring to our very comfortable and peaceful lives in Hyde today, a concept of the community during this time.

If you are interested in joining a working party; enjoy research –   ably assisted by Alys Blakeway and  would like to take part in what  promises to be a fascinating task, with an excellent group of  ‘ Hydeites’  please contact Caroline Scott on 01962853997 or e mail scotty@traceysheppard.co.uk or livinghistory@hyde900.org.uk

Equally if anyone has any information on any of the soldiers who so sadly did not return, all leads are welcome at this initial stage.     

King Alfred statue, Winchester

Hyde900 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 2014 marks the 1115th 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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cover previewIn late September the back room of the Hyde Tavern pub in Winchester was filled with budding local writers who were celebrating the launch of their second book. Following on from the success of Inspired by Hyde, which was published in 2010, Hyde Days and Holidays has just come into print.

For this second book, we’ve broadened our horizons and the book contains a selection of poems and prose about both Hyde and travels further afield. Whether it is Winchester’s Water Meadows or Marrakech’s markets, the stories told will whisk you into another world, a world of facts and fiction and a feeling of escapism.

Supplementing these are two eye-witness accounts of the recent opening of the Unmarked Grave in the local church and its possible connection with King Alfred.

Hyde Days & Holidays is available now – you can order it online for £6.50 including postage and packaging.

To order, press the “Buy Now” button below. You can pay using a Paypal account if you have one, or by debit or credit card.