Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

Chris Rust

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Name: Chris Rust
Date registered: April 15, 2016

Latest posts

  1. More Church Graffiti — June 19, 2017
  2. Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail — May 16, 2017
  3. May Meeting – Snap — May 16, 2017
  4. Ogbourne Archaeological Dig 2017 — May 2, 2017
  5. Graffiti Talk Online — April 26, 2017

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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

SNAP

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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Nov 30

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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Jun 26

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 …

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Jun 26

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 …

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