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Hear our inspirational founders talk about how we began 50 years ago in our short video.

2017 is an exciting time for Hyde. We mark a momentous occasion: our 50th anniversary, which gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on the enormous amount Hyde has already achieved and how much more we can do in the future.

This year, we set out a new direction for Hyde; to provide a great home for everyone.

To see how far we’ve come over the last 50 years, watch this short video of the three inspirational young men, Michael Hollingsworth, John Childs and Ted Watts, who founded Hyde all those years ago.


We know that Hyde cannot do this on its own. The housing crisis in London and the South East of England is a huge and longstanding problem, which will only be solved if we all play our part and all work together. That includes government, developers, landlords, charities and residents themselves.

You can also visit our history of Hyde and get involved in our 50th anniversary celebrations by taking part in our selfie challenge to symbolise how important it is to have a front door (home) of your own.

The challenge itself is easy – take a selfie outside a front door (landscape pictures work best), or use an old picture where you are standing outside a front door, and tell us what it means to you by joining our Twitter campaign.

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