Year: 2016

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December Meeting – Xmas Social – 11th December

The theme of this year’s Christmas Social Event is Times Gone By We have prepared a short Audio-Visual experience using extracts from the Aldbourne Oral History illustrated with images from our collection. We hope these will encourage reminiscing amongst the audience!       There may be one or two other items to entertain you […]

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The Mystery Object

    The announcement from the British Museum on Monday afternoon of the latest finds to be reported through the Portable Antiquities Scheme means that many  of our members can now talk about everything we saw one morning back in 2015. Some 46 members of ACHG travelled to the British Museum at the end on […]

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Snippets from the 1911 Census

For the past twenty years I have gradually built up searchable transcriptions of the Parish Registers and National Censuses for Aldbourne on my own website – www.treelines.co.uk. At present the data available includes – Baptisms 1607-1950; Marriages 1600-1955; and Burials 1607-1913 (only records over 100 years old are published online); Marriage Bonds 1618-1837; and the […]

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November Meeting – 28th November

The Middle Ridgeway and its Environs (including Aldbourne!) by Eric Jones   Eric (as co-author with Patrick Dillon) has recently published a book on the Middle Ridgeway which is illustrated by a series of beautiful paintings by Anna Dillon. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on the night.Everybody welcome! Please spread the […]

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New Acquisition – Photos of W. Liddiard & Sons, Builders

Collection of Photo Albums on Loan Aldbourne Heritage Group is delighted to announce that we have just been entrusted with the preservation of an important photographic history of the Aldbourne building company of William “Busky” Liddiard.   The collection of six albums and several packets of loose photos has been deposited on permanent loan by […]

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Liddiard Family Gathering – 13/14th August 2016

Liddiard Family Gathering Do you have any Liddiard, Lidiard, Lydiard (or any other spelling) amongst your ancestors? We would like you to join us for a family gathering to celebrate the family. There are lots of activities planned for the weekend, including displays of family trees, photographs, talks on the Liddiard family and many other […]

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Archaeology

Marden Henge Excavations & Roman Swindon

Wiltshire Museums are running tours of the Marden Henge excavations that are in progress, please see their web page. This will be running from 7 to 24th July, but you do need to book.   Wiltshire Council Archaeology Service/Swindon Museum are running a tour of the Roman complex at Groundwell Ridge, on Sunday 17 July

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June Meeting

Yew Tree Cottage, Albert Stacey & his Shop by the current occupant, Warwick Hood and  . . . The Fustian and other Industries in Aldbourne  by Alan Heasman Everybody welcome! Please spread the word among your friends and neighbours. The meeting will be in the Methodist Church at 7:30 as usual

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Cream Tea and Valuation Day

We would like to thank everyone who came along to the valuation day. We hope that you had a good time and enjoyed it.  We would also like to thank the Kidson Trigg valuers for their hard work and expertise. And of course last but not least thanks to everyone who helped set up up, […]

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Valuation & Cream Tea Event

Did you miss your chance at getting your items valued by Antiques Roadshow or Flog It? All is not lost, why not come along to… Valuation and Cream Tea Event! Sunday June 12th 2.30-4.30   Valuations by our local auctioneers Kidson Trigg in the garden of Beech Knoll, Grasshills By kind permission of Joan and […]

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