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.
Marking the 1114th anniversary of King Alfred’s death on 26th October 899, the weekend includes a talk on Alfred’s contribution to the English language, two parallel exhibitions and several other events.
All events take place in and around St Bartholomew’s Church, King Alfred Place, Hyde, Winchester SO23 7DF.
Following the sell-out success of the first Hyde900 book, Inspired by Hyde, we’re planning a sequel – and you might be in it!
The theme is ‘Hyde Days and Holidays’. It’s all about places – local or distant – and the impressions they make and the people you meet. It could be a poem, a short story or a short piece about a location you remember well and the memories you associate with it. The place could be in Winchester or elsewhere: somewhere you’ve travelled, somewhere you used to live, or somewhere you’ve just made up.
Entries are welcome from all writers of all ages, amateur or professional, who live, work, study or attend a writing group in or near the Hyde area of Winchester. Read more…
Following the exhumation of skeletal remains in an unmarked grave in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Winchester, in late March 2013, Hyde900 has petitioned successfully to the Chancellor and the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Winchester for a Faculty (formal permission) to commission the scientific investigation of the bones, in order to establish their dates and provenance. Read more…