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Wantage to Winchester: About our sponsors

datePosted on 15:32, March 5th, 2010 by Site admin

Eversheds LLP and its world wide associate offices have over 3,500 legal and business advisers providing services to the private and public sector business and finance community. Access to all these services is provided through 42 international offices in 26 jurisdictions. Eversheds combines local market knowledge and access with the specialisms, resources and international capability of one of the world’s largest law firms.

We are very grateful to Eversheds for their support for the Wantage to Winchester ride, for the third year running.

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Oh What a Night! Late December back in ’63

datePosted on 14:24, January 30th, 2010 by Andy Key

A recent appeal in the Hampshire Chronicle by the Living History group for information about the night the Rolling Stones played the Lido in 1963 has had a terrific response.

We will shortly be posting ‘memories’ of the night on the website. Meanwhile, you can read about it in this Hampshire Chronicle article.

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First phase of Nuns Stream work complete

datePosted on 21:20, December 16th, 2009 by Andy Key
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The first step in the plan to revive the Nuns Stream through Hyde is complete.  Following detailed studies and measurements of the existing wildlife, a band of volunteers laboured away last week to create gravel “berms” and shelves along the walled-in section of the stream between Monks Road and King Alfred’s Place. This will encourage the stream to take a more sinuous path along its channel, eventually creating areas for plants, insects and fish to flourish.

Up the stream without a paddle – volunteers working on the Nuns Stream
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datePosted on 20:50, November 9th, 2009 by Site admin

The Hyde900 Literature Group has decided to continue to meet regularly at the Hyde Tavern for the ‘Bring Your Own’ literature nights. All are welcome, bring your own writing or a favourite piece to read out to the group. The BYO events take place every third Thursday of the month, starting at 8 pm.

Upcoming dates and themes

21st Oct – War and Peace
18th Nov – Friends and Enemies
16th Dec – Animals
20th Jan – Sex and Sport
17th Feb – Foot in Mouth, Blunders
17th Mar – Equinox (Day and Night)
21st Apr – Sleeping and shopping

Contact: Paul Williams ([email protected])

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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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