Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

Category Archive: Events

Mar 11

Heritage Centre Opening – 2018

The Heritage Centre is opening for the new season on 24th March!

Come and see our new displays ranging from the lighthearted – Dr Who – to the more serious, memorial to those from the village who took part in the 1st World War.

Come and …

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Mar 11


Learn about the village in a different way!

Saturday 24th March

Themed walks each starting from the Heritage Centre.

101st Airborne! Village Pubs past and present! Literature, Art and Music! Graffiti in the Church! Bells and Foundries! Village Industries!

Times: 11.00am                 1.00pm                 3.00pm

Cost: £3.00 per walk or …

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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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Jan 17

January Meeting – 23rd January 2017

Our first Evening of Talks for 2017 will include

Before the 101st A review of British Army Units in Aldbourne during WW2

by Don Greaves

Liz Dymond will also give a short talk about two agricultural

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Dec 05

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 …

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Nov 20

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 …

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