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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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Nov 24

Snippets from the 1911 Census

Gwen McEvoy (née Notley). A sketch by Ambrose McEvoy RA (detail)

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 …

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