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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 see the huge Robert Wells crotal bell which we have been […]

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ALDBOURNE HERITAGE WEEKEND – 24/25th March 2018

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 £5.00 for 2 (children free). Book at the […]

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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 smocks which have recently been donated to the Heritage Centre’s collection Admission £2.50, free to members of ACHG. Tea, […]

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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 other items to entertain you […]

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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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Snippets from the 1911 Census

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 the […]

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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 the book will be available for purchase on the night.Everybody welcome! Please spread the […]

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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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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, talks on the Liddiard family and many other […]

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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.

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