Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

Cassie Rust

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Name: Cassie Rust
Date registered: April 15, 2016

Latest posts

  1. Liddiard Family Gathering12-14th April 2019 — January 2, 2019
  2. St Michaels Graffiti Report Available — May 14, 2018
  3. Heritage Weekend — March 20, 2018
  4. More Church Graffiti — June 19, 2017
  5. Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail — May 16, 2017

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Jan 02

Liddiard Family Gathering12-14th 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

May 14

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 wile as it’s 99 pages!

Mar 20

Heritage Weekend

As part of a celebration of our re-opening the Centre this weekend we are running a Heritage Weekend. On Saturday there will be a choice of 6 guided walks in the village. On Sunday there are activities for all ages in the Memorial Hall

Jun 19

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 …

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May 16

Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail


Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st May

May 16

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


The Rise and Fall of a Downland Village

John Dymond will bring to life the story of our abandoned hamlet and …

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May 02

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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Apr 26

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 …

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Apr 24

April Meeting

Our April meeting will be held on Monday 24th April at 7:30pm in St Michael’s Church jointly with the Friends of St Michael’s

Graffiti in the Church

Chris Rust will report on the survey of Graffiti in the church which he and a small team carried out …

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Mar 06

Rectory Wood Metal Detecting Survey

Sunday saw a group of us meet with Rectory Wood with Neil Stevens and some of his colleagues, to do a metal detecting survey of the wood, with the aim of finding what traces of the 101st Airborne occupation of the area remain.

We only have time to survey about half the area, and …

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