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Heritage Open Days 2021

datePosted on 20:17, August 26th, 2021 by Website Admin

Hot on the heels of yet another very successful Community Dig in Hyde last weekend, Hyde900 will be hosting more events during this year’s Heritage Open Days from September 10th-12th

Finds from recent Hyde900 Community Digs – including last weekend’s dig – will be on display and there will be a chance to “meet the experts” from the archaeology, heritage and conservation sectors, who will be on hand to answer questions about the fascinating artefacts and abbey remains that have been discovered in Hyde’s back gardens over recent years; on the site once occupied by the inner precincts of Hyde Abbey.  Many of these finds – of national importance – are now on display in Winchester’s City Museum.

As with previous years, Hyde900’s marquees will be found in The Close, right next to Winchester Cathedral (and adjacent to the cathedral offices).  

Hyde900 will also be hosting several FREE events…

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Medieval Tile Making – Progress Report

datePosted on 12:59, March 20th, 2021 by Website Admin

Despite the problems of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are pleased to report that the tiles made by over 80 tilemakers at the September Hyde900 Heritage Open Days event have now been glazed and fired. We can also report that the level of tile making expertise has improved with fewer losses in the firing process than ever before.

This year we have arranged that your tiles can be collected from a central Winchester location. As soon as COVID-19 regulations allow this we will be in contact with you by email or phone.

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2018 Heritage Open Days

datePosted on 10:08, July 25th, 2018 by Website Admin

2018 Heritage Open Days 13 to 16 September – Winchester Cathedral Inner Close

Don’t miss the opportunity to see a preview of the Norman cloister arch along with other key finds from the community digs in King Alfred Terrace.

See the display of medieval encaustic tiles and take up the challenge of making one yourself!

Community Dig Display

Preview the reconstructed Norman cloister arch – before it arrives in Winchester Museum
The amazing finds from this year’s dig will be on display, ranging from a miniature head carved from stone in the 12th century, to a half round column made from limestone formed in the Roman aquaduct to Winchester.
See how the archaeology from the digs in the three gardens has redrawn the outline of Hyde Abbey cloister


Medieval Tiles Workshops

Find out how tiles were made in medieval times and try your hand at the making one yourself!
Hyde900 are putting on a display of tiles found in the Winchester area – including those from the great abbey that existed at Hyde, just to the north of Winchester. You can find out how they were made and have a go yourself at making them in the medieval manner– but be prepared to get your hands dirty! Numbers are limited to 6 per workshop session and sessions will take place hourly over the event. They will be on a strictly bookable basis only. Children are welcome. For a fee Hyde900 can arrange to have your tile glazed and fired – but at the tile makers risk!


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