Aldbourne Heritage Centre
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Category Archive: News

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 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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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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Aug 06

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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Aug 03

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, …

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May 28

Grand Opening Video now added to the Website

The video of the Grand Opening of the Heritage Centre is now available on the website.It can be found under the menu item “Heritage Centre > Grand Opening” or directly from this link.

May 27

Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail 2016

Aldbourne Heritage Centre are taking part this year in the Aldbourne Scarecrow Trail over the Late May Bank Holiday Weekend.

Come and see our entry – a representation of probably the most courageous Dabchick that ever lived. The Trail’s theme this year is “Awards” and no awards have been more deserved than those you see …

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