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Nun’s Stream improvements

datePosted on 15:07, November 8th, 2009 by Site admin

walled streamHyde900 is supporting a project to improve the Nun’s Stream where it runs alongside Saxon Road and the Abbey ruins, from Monk’s Road to King Alfred Terrace. The plan is  to make the stream a more interesting and attractive feature of daily life in Hyde, and to provide a better habitat for chalk-stream wildlife. The work would be planned and carried out professionally, with help from local volunteers.

Please have a look at the plans and let us know what you think.

The project is a partnership between the Environment Agency, Winchester City Council and Hyde900, and is being co-ordinated by Lawrence Talks.

The documents for download are a supporting document that describes the project, and two large-scale plans showing how the stream would be altered.

To find out more, contact Lawrence Talks: email [email protected].

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Living History project receives lottery grant

datePosted on 18:52, November 10th, 2008 by Site admin

We have now received an £18,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This means work can start in earnest on the Living History project.

Our plans include:

* Recording interviews with elderly residents,
* workshops to help 50 local families to produce a time capsule to store in their homes,
* Selecting four streets to map the history of each house.
* A series of talks,
* an exhibition,
* an education pack for local schools and information posted on Hyde900’s website.
* Up to 50 oral history recordings of residents’ memories, to be catalogued and held at the Wessex Sound Archive and Hampshire County Record Office.
* Building a collection of old photographs from local people, to be digitised and held at the Record Office and by Winchester Museum Service.

For the Heritage Lottery Fund, Head of HLF South East England Michelle Davies said: “This is truly a project that engages the whole community in finding out more about themselves and where they live and sharing their discoveries with others.”

Obviously we’re going to need a lot of help with all this, so please get in touch if you’d like to be involved (details below).
Wanted: Oral history co-ordinator

As a result of our HLF grant, we can now emply a paid(!) Oral History co-ordinator. If you think you might be interested in this role, have a look at the job advertisement (Word document 20KB) and job description (Word document, 31KB).
Volunteer interviewers/interviewees needed

Volunteer Interviewers and interviewees needed for Hyde 900 Oral/Living History project: If you are interested in contributing please contact Geoff & Elaine Barrett, tel. Winchester 843356 or email the Living History group .

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