Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

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Jan 02

Liddiard Family Gathering12-14th April 2019

Do you have any Liddiard, Lidiard or Lydiard (or any other spelling) amongst your ancestors?

The flyer for the event is below, but more details can also be found here

May 14

St Michaels Graffiti Report Available

As you may well know we did a survey of all the graffiti in the Church, we’d originally aimed for the medieval but found much more. Version 1.0 of the report is now available to download (click here) – it might take a wile as it’s 99 pages!

Mar 20

Heritage Weekend

As part of a celebration of our re-opening the Centre this weekend we are running a Heritage Weekend. On Saturday there will be a choice of 6 guided walks in the village. On Sunday there are activities for all ages in the Memorial Hall

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


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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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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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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Jun 13

Cream Tea and Valuation Day

We would like to thank everyone who came along to the valuation day.

We hope that you had a good time and enjoyed it.  We would also like to thank the Kidson Trigg valuers for their hard work and expertise.

And of course last but not least thanks to everyone who helped set up …

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