Aldbourne Heritage Centre
Exploring the Village Story

Meetings

Our meetings are free entry for members.

Non-members pay a nominal entry charge of £3 which helps us pay for the hire costs.

Our meetings also feature a small raffle.

Free tea, coffee and biscuits are served to allow for any discussions you may wish to have, or even just a chat!

 

Future Meetings

We normally meet at 7:30 in the Methodist Church.

These are the currently planned meetings

  • 26 March: AGM & His grandmothers Diaries by Terry Gilligan
  • 23 April: Beating the Bounds – a talk by David Parmiter and Paul Goodge
  • 28 May: Market Cross As a Sundial by Alan Heasman plus an extra tba
  • 25 June: Swing Riots and the Wreck of the Marion by John Dymond
  • 24 September: Church Graffiti Followup (Chris Rust) and Churchyard Recording Project (Jenny Greaves)
  • 22 October: Aldbournes Great War by Phil Comely
  • 26 November: Talks by 34 members
  • December date tba
  • Meetings in 2018 will also commemorate the fallen from the First World War

 

Recent Meetings

Meetings held in the past few months:

  • 23 Jan  British Troops in Aldbourne in WW2 by Don Greaves and Newly acquired Smocks by Liz Dymond
  • 27 Feb Aldbourne Shops by Steve Farr
  • 27 Mar  AGM and A Dabchick who Hanged by John Dymond (with a Beatles twist in the tail!)
  • 24 Apr  Graffiti in St Michael’s Church by Chris Rust
  • 22 May: The Lost Hamlet of Snap by John Dymond

 

Big Dig 2013

On 8th and 9th June 2013 villages came together for a Big Dig. We worked with Wyvern Historical Society and Wessex Archaeology. The area dug was the football pitch and Palmers field.

During the dig Wyvern used their metal detectors to find objects, Wessex recorded the locations of historically significant finds, and the villagers cleaned …

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Grand Opening 2016

On Easter Monday 2016 our centre had its official grand opening. We were pleased to welcome

Phil Harding (of Time Team and Wessex Archaeology) who gave a short speach and cut the ribbon, which was held by two of the oldest dabchicks Dr Neil Wilkin of the British Museum who also spoke and then presented …

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Past Meetings

Some of the talks from past meetings have been recorded in digital form and can be found below:

 

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