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Members’ visit to Wiltshire Museum in Devizes

Tuesday 12th November a small group had an enjoyable visit to the County museum in Devizes, where we viewed finds from the archaeological dig at Barnes Yard prior to its development in 2011, and a selection of maps relating to Aldbourne’s history and the surrounding area.

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Band of Brothers Finds Arrive

On Friday 8th November we were very happy to welcome Richard Osgood and Harvey Mills to Aldbourne, with them they brought the finds from the dig in May. These have now been cleaned and logged at Devizes. John our curator now has the pleasant job of working out which to put on display next year. […]

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Liddiard Family Gathering 12-14th April 2019

Do you have any Liddiard, Lidiard or Lydiard (or any other spelling) amongst your ancestors? The flyer for the event is below, but more details can also be found here

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St Michaels Graffiti Report Available

As you may well know we did a survey of all the graffiti in the Church, we’d originally aimed for the medieval but found much more. Version 1.0 of the report is now available to download (click here) – it might take a while as it’s 99 pages!

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ALDBOURNE HERITAGE WEEKEND – 24/25th March 2018

Learn about the village in a different way! Saturday 24th March Themed walks each starting from the Heritage Centre. 101st Airborne! Village Pubs past and present! Literature, Art and Music! Graffiti in the Church! Bells and Foundries! Village Industries! Times: 11.00am                 1.00pm                 3.00pm Cost: £3.00 per walk or £5.00 for 2 (children free). Book at the […]

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More Church Graffiti

On Sunday we had a visit from Tony Hack and his colleagues who are working on identifying medieval church graffiti across the county. In the course of their visit more items were located, including this one: As with other graffiti images I have traced over it to make it easier to read. Let the debate […]

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Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail

  Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May

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May Meeting – Snap

We’re back to our usual venue of Lottage Road Methodist Chapel for our May meeting which will be held on Monday 22nd May at 7:30pm SNAP The Rise and Fall of a Downland Village John Dymond will bring to life the story of our abandoned hamlet and reveal new insights from recent research. After the […]

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Ogbourne Archaeological Dig 2017

Archaeological Dig 2017 Ogbourne St Andrew History Group     Cranfield University Forensic Institute (Shrivenham) are returning this year to try to extend our knowledge of the extent, nature and above all date of the buried complex in the field to the west of the church.  This year the area of interest will be the […]

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Graffiti Talk Online

I’ve just put the images and text from the graffiti talk onto the website – they can be found here As mentioned the talk we’re also interested in hearing from anyone who has found names/dates/symbols carved into build materials in their home (Warwick and Valerie are now aware of a name and a date of […]

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