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Carved lettering on a stone

King Alfred Weekend saw the launch of the Hidden in Hyde project – an initiative to track down and record the ‘lost’ stones of Hyde Abbey. When the Abbey was dissolved in the 16th Century, its building were knocked down and the stones re-used by local builders. Many of them can still be seen from the public road, embedded in the walls of houses, but others are hidden in back gardens or attics. For more about the project, see the Hidden in Hyde page.

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King Alfred Weekend 26 – 28 October 2012

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Hyde900’s second King Alfred Weekend celebrates the life of the monarch who died on October 26th, 899AD, and whose final resting place lies beneath the ruins of Hyde Abbey, close to St Bartholomew’s Church.

The weekend starts on Friday evening with the launch of the ‘Leylines’ art exhibition and a lecture on Alfred’s battles.

Saturday sees the Activity Day with something for all the family, followed by an evening concert.

Finally, on Sunday morning, a special church service commemorates Alfred’s life and deeds, followed by a procession to the memorial in Hyde Abbey Garden. Read the rest of this entry »

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