2014 Panels

Display Panel 2014 – Aldbourne TimeLine

DateReignAldbourneBritain & World ~5,000 BCMesolithicMicroliths have been found at Woodsend, Stock Lane & North Farm~2,500 BCNeolithicLarge numbers of flint implements have been found at the Warren, North Farm, Stock Close & many other places~500 BCBronze Age43 ADIron AgeField systems at Upham, Stock Lane, Hillwood, etc.43AD - Roman Conquest~450 ADRoman ProvinceCoin hoard at North Farm, traces...

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Display Panel 2014 – Barney West and the Bell Inn

Barney West in his Racing Silks In 1902 Liz and Barney West came to live at 14, the Square, "The Bell Inn", it was thatched and had cobblestones at the front, the pavement didn't come until the 50's. There was a stable at the back, the mangers were still there up until 20 years ago....

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Display Panel 2014 – 30 Years of Change

ALDBOURNE IN 1946 Aldbourne in 1946 Aldbourne changed little over the hundred years to 1946 – the core of the village remained much as it was through Victoria's reign. The only signs of recent development are the houses along Lottage Road – semi-detached council houses to the west and private mostly detached houses and bungalows...

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Display Panel 2014 – Chair Making

In addition to bell-founding, a number of ‘village industries’ flourished and then faded out in Aldbourne at different times between the 18th century and the early decades of the 20th century.  One of these was chair-making. Seven chair-makers lived in Aldbourne in 1851 (including five members of the Palmer family), and Thomas Orchard, a thatcher...

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