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New Acquisition – Two New Testaments Celebrating Peace after WWI

  One of these was listed on eBay, and we bought it for a small fee given the village link, then we were offered the other by the seller. They were given to Fred and Arthur Foster in 1919. Wtih some research and asking around we now know that the boys father was killed in […]

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New Acquisition – Doctor Who Magazine

Not everything we acquire is old, sometimes there are current items that will be of more interest as time goes by. This copy of the magazine documents, across four pages with photographs, the return of Katy Manning in the village very nearly 50 years after the filming in 1971. With the anniversary this year there […]

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New Acquisition – Richard Clark Trading Token

This is a token issued by Richard Clark in Aldbourne in 1658. During the English Civil War official coinage was in very short supply, and in order to continue trading many businessmen and towns around the country issued trading tokens which acted as a replacement currency. This token is rarer than the John Adee “3 […]

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WWI Casualties – The Plan Never Used

In digitising the record of where burials are located in the churchyard, kindly lent to us by the church before they went to their new permanent home we came across the following plan: It seems that at the end of the first world war plans were started for where the casualties could be buried, the […]

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Quiz Number 1

We’ve created a quick quiz – just a bit of fun, it’s here: http://aldbourneheritage.org.uk/wp_quiz/quiz-number-1

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Charities Talk Video Now Available

I’ve just recorded the Charities talk that Terry gave a while ago, you can watch on Facebook & YouTube

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Fire!

We’ve published a new video: Fire! by Cassie Rust: Facebook & YouTube

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New Video: Prehistoric Aldbourne

We’ve posted a new video – it’s on “Prehistopric Aldbourne” – a talk that would have been given by Cassie in June, but it’s now available at Facebook & YouTube

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New Graffiti Talk Video Available

A newly updated version of Cassies talk on the graffiti in St Michaels is now available on Facebook or YouTube

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New Online Talk – The Duchy of Lancaster & the Manor of Aldbourne

A talk by John Dymond, given to the Aldbourne Community Heritage Group on 28th September 2015 A review of what is known about the history of the Royal Manor of Aldbourne since Anglo-Saxon times through until it ceased to be part of the Duchy of Lancaster in 1626. It also touches on how the manor […]

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