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Following the exhumation of skeletal remains in an unmarked grave in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Winchester, in late March 2013, Hyde900  has petitioned successfully to the Chancellor and the Consistory Court of the Diocese of Winchester for a Faculty (formal permission) to commission the scientific investigation of the bones, in order to establish their dates and provenance. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Weekend Fit For a King

datePosted on 19:59, November 5th, 2012 by Site admin

Our second annual King Alfred Weekend was a great success. A large turnout for the launch of the ‘Leylines’ exhibition on Friday afternoon was followed by an audience of more than 50 people for Dr Ryan Lavelle’s lecture. Saturday’s Activity Day included a popular guided walk around Hyde led by Alys Blakeway, activities for children provided by the Winchester Museum Service, and the launch of the ‘Hidden in Hyde’ project. On Saturday evening, choirs from the University of Winchester performed ‘A Concert for King Alfred’s Day’ to a packed audience.

The weekend concluded with a very special church service on Sunday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

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