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King Alfred Weekend 2015

datePosted on 12:54, September 27th, 2015 by Site admin

King Alfred statue, WinchesterHyde900 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 2015 marks the 1116th 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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Welcome at the King Alfred statue

Sunday morning 19th July saw the largest ever number of cyclists leaving the King Alfred statue in Wantage following a warm send off by the Mayor, Cllr St John Dickson, and a loud “Oyez! Oyez!”, and ring of his bell by the Town Crier.

The riders enjoyed the dry and sunny conditions, though were less pleased with the strong head winds, as they made their way first west, then south along the excellent route through the beautiful countryside of rural Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire, before entering Winchester from Kings Worthy via Hyde. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hyde Soldiers logoA talk by General Sir Anthony Walker KCB on 9th May at Hyde Parish Hall.

As a part of the Hyde Soldiers project General Sir Anthony Walker KCB will talk about the events and ideas that effected a significant shift in the progress of the First World War.

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Intrigued by the large stone fireplace and chimney in his relatively modest cottage in Headbourne Worthy, David Spurling set out on a personal quest to find their origins and the significance of the marks carved on them. This led to a trail of scavenged and re-used building blocks from Hyde Abbey, scattered across Winchester and beyond.

On Saturday 25th April, David will talk about the results so far.

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Hyde in Conversation 2015

datePosted on 18:36, March 31st, 2015 by Site admin

In April and May Hyde900 will once again put the spotlight on four local residents in Hyde in Conversation, a series of in-depth analyses and discussions of their lives and work. In front of attentive audiences in Hyde Parish Hall, General Sir Anthony Walker, Helen Corcoran, Andy Tucker and Kevin Ashman will undergo in-depth questioning from interviewers Bill Lucas, Edward Fennell, Rose Burns and Alison Royall about their life and their careers.

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Wassail

datePosted on 11:38, January 19th, 2015 by Site admin
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

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King Alfred Weekend 2014

datePosted on 16:59, September 24th, 2014 by Site admin

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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Wantage to Winchester King Alfred Cycle Ride 2014

datePosted on 10:50, July 28th, 2014 by steve

Mayor of Wantage Councillor Fiona Riper, accompanied by the Town Crier, sounded the starting horn on 20th July for the 7th annual Wantage to Winchester Cycle Ride. Over 100 riders followed the outstandingly beautiful route devised by Hyde resident Andy Key.

Leaving Wantage westwards they later turned south to climb Blowing Stone Hill, named after the rock at its foot where Alfred the Great is said to have rallied his troops.  A refreshment stop while riders admired the panoramic views from Combe Gibbet  was followed by a sunlit run back to Winchester through the picturesque villages of the Bourne valley. This year’s route ended in Hyde Abbey Garden where the first riders home were welcomed by the Mayor of Winchester,  Councillor Eileen Berry, with Friends of Hyde Abbey Garden on hand to explain the history of the area to new visitors.

The 53 mile ride celebrates King Alfred the Great (849-899) who first brought together the territory that became modern England. He was born in Wantage where a commemorative statue in the market place was the start of the ride. This year’s finishing point, Hyde Abbey Garden, is on the site of Alfred’s burial place in the now vanished Hyde Abbey, once among the most prominent in England, and featured in  the January 2014 BBC2 documentary The Search for Alfred the Great, in which Hyde900 took part.

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Michaelmas Music 2014 – Sounds Wonderful

datePosted on 08:40, July 2nd, 2014 by Site admin

Welcome to the fifth anniversary Michaelmas Music programme in which we celebrate the musical tradition of Hyde Abbey in the acoustic gem of the church of St. Bartholomew, Hyde.

Our eclectic programme takes you through the ages from the early music of Vox Humana and Index Cantorum – appropriate to the history of Hyde Abbey – right up to date with the fabulous contemporary virtuoso guitarist Jad Azkoul. En route we welcome back Hyde900’s own choir and our regular student participation from the mixed choirs of the University of Winchester. We also renew our convention of featuring, in our inaugural concert, two young Winchester musicians Jenny Whitby (flute) and Max McCulloch (violin) at the start of their careers.

Michaelmas Music provides an opportunity for the Winchester community to enjoy high quality music performed in a unique local setting. Come along and enjoy the sound.

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Hyde900 explores Alfred’s London

datePosted on 14:20, June 3rd, 2014 by Site admin
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Walking King Alfred’s London

 

On Saturday 17th May an intrepid group of Hyde900 members and friends along with Morris the cockerpoo, set off in search of King Alfred’s London, in the capable hands of City of London Guide, Val Pretlove.

 

Assembling in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral we learnt that after the Romans packed up and left Londinium in 410 AD, it was abandoned and used as farmland. In 886 AD Alfred reclaimed and regenerated the city by taking the land from the Vikings and turning it into the habitable Lundenburgh; building houses, markets and churches, creating streets and wards and a structure of governance headed by aldermen.  The current Queenhithe and Billingsgate became important quays.

 

The first St Paul’s Cathedral had been founded in 604 AD and burnt down in 962 AD. The rebuilt church was moved to the current site, probably on to the site of a Roman temple on the western hill away from the derelict Roman forum and basilica. Whilst Alfred would have been familiar with the area where we were standing, he certainly would not have been familiar with the traffic and building noise that assailed us once we moved out of the cathedral precincts. Read the rest of this entry »

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