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‘Bare Ruin’d Choirs’

The Story of Hyde Abbey from Foundation to Dissolution

22 October 2017 / Sunday

Meet in the Abbey gateway, King Alfred Place, at 11:30

Following on from previous guided walks, this new tour explains not only the location of the abbey buildings, but also more of the abbey area’s sometimes troubled history, both pre and post dissolution. This includes the 2013 Unmarked Grave project as televised on BBC2, and the background to the dramatic community dig findings that will be revealed on 20th October during the King Alfred weekend.
There is no charge for these walks, but advance booking is required.

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‘Breaking the Rule’
Monkish Misconduct in Hyde Abbey

22 October 2017 / Sunday

Meet in the Abbey gateway, King Alfred Place, at 15:00

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As well as touring the abbey site, the walk includes a fascinating insight into a part of abbey life that is quite different from the usual, expected, fairly austere round of quiet devotion, prayer and study. Included in this tour is the story of Hyde Abbey fighting against the bishop as they took different sides in the civil war for the throne between William the Conqueror’s quarrelling grandchildren, Stephen and Matilda. Hear how later, at least two future bishops were officially to admonish the abbots for their monks’ decidedly un-pious behaviour! Learn too how the monks were repeatedly in trouble for breaking the monastic rules and how one abbot was even paid to stay away from the abbey.
There is no charge, but advance booking is required.
Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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To book your FREE space please click here

 

 

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