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!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES – WE WILL TRY TO PUT CONTENT ONLINE IN THE MEANTIME

Future Meetings

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

These are the currently planned meetings

  • 23 March AGM & short talks about new displays in the Heritage Centre
  • 27 April Beach Knoll by Alan Heasman
  • 7 May Band of Brothers by John Dymond
  • 22 June Prehistoric Aldbourne – A History by Cassie Rust
  • Music Festival: Music Groups in Aldbourne and Aldbourne Artists by Terry Gilligan and Alan Heasman
  • September, Carnival: History of Aldbourne Fair by Liz and John Dymond
  • 28 September Ida Gandy by Jane Cursiter
  • 26 October Manorial Records by John Dymond, Terry Gilligan and Julia Hunt
  • 23 November Members Talks
  • December date tba Christmas entertainment

 

Past Meetings

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

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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 – Easter Monday 2016

The Grand Opening ceremony for the Aldbourne Heritage Centre was held on Easter Monday 2016. The formal opening was performed by Phil Harding of Time Team who cut a tape held by the two oldest living native-born Aldbourne residents, Ethel Underwood and Douggie Barnes, both in their nineties. (A native-born Aldbourne villager is known as...

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Medieval Fayre

ALDBOURNE MEDIEVAL FAYRE – 23 and 24 May 2020 NOW POSTPONED DUE TO CORONA VIRUS We hope to reschedule it to somewhen in the autumn The Aldbourne Community Heritage Group is pleased to announce the launch of the ALDBOURNE MEDIEVAL FAYRE which will celebrate the village's rich and interesting medieval heritage. We know there was...

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Video Talks

Due to the coronavirus meetings have been postponed, but this page will list talks that we are recording from our isolation. Lost Buildings of Aldbourne (a new recording of an older talk by Cassie Rust): Facebook & YouTube. Pubs of Aldbourne, by Alan Heasman (recorded in 2017) : Part1 and part2 The Duchy of Lancaster...

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