Meetings

Future Meetings

We would normally meet at 7:30 in the Methodist Church, but until we are alloowed to do that we will do talks via Zoom, also at 7:30. Below is our planned list of talks:

  • 25 January 2021: 4 Short talks about the new displays
  • 22 February: Prehistoric Aldbourne – Cassie
  • 22 March: Anglo-Saxon Aldbourne – Liz  + Paddy Gilligan; The Jockey – Terry
  • 26 April: AGM (if we are allowed to meet in person) + Beach Knoll – Alan
  • 24  May: Band of Brother – Richard Osgood
  • 28 June: 17th Century Traders – John, Brief talk on trading tokens – Cassie
  • Summer: Treasure hunt, exact date to be decided
  • 27 September: The Interesting and All-Pervasive Pizzies – Julia Hunt

  Note that some talks created during lockdown are available on our Videos page, and talks above which are done via Zoom will be recorded and made available through our videos page.

Once face-to-face meetings are allowed:

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!

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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