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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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