Hyde 900 Event October 2018
The Hyde 900 event takes place annually and celebrates an aspect of the history of the Parish of Hyde, Winchester. This year, the event will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, and the theme of the event will be ‘Homecoming’, this referring to the homecoming of the soldiers from Hyde who fought in the war.
The Hyde 900 organisers have invited the HWS and affiliates to submit poems to be read out during the event. The poems are to reflect on WWI, and if possible to refer to the Hyde connection; the men of Hyde who went away to war. Many of the men from Hyde did not return, and the Hyde 900 organisation has devoted a lot of time in the research into their lives. These personal histories have been made available to the HWS (they are listed below) and may be studied by anyone wishing to use them as inspiration for a poem they wish to submit to be read at the event.
The poems may take any form, including prose poems, and are limited to 300 words. Submissions should be made to the HWS competitions secretary as normal by the end of September. The poems that will be read out at the Hyde 900 event will be those selected by a panel; it is anticipated that there will probably not be enough time to read out all entries.
The lives and deaths of the men of Hyde
Below is a list of the detailed accounts of the lives and deaths of the men of Hyde. Throughout the coming weeks and months, we will be adding to this list and sharing their stories with you.