Aldbourne Heritage Centre

Liddiard, Lidiard or Lydiard (or any other spelling)

12th – 14th April 2019 hosted by the Liddiard Family History Society (our first event) Committee members Karen Rogers, Jacquie Liddiard and Tim Connolly.

Programme Friday 12th April 2018
Location: Aldbourne Wiltshire
Time: 10:30 am – 04-30 pm
A casual and informal day with a chance to talk about our families and to meet the committee of the Society. Karen Rogers, Tim Connolly and Jacquie Liddiard and of course catch up with those we met at the last gathering. The family trees will be displayed in the village, and lunch will be split between the village’s two pubs, The Blue Boar and The Crown. The Aldbourne Heritage Society has offered to run a tour of the village for a small fee of £5.00 per person. The Aldbourne Heritage centre will also be open.

Saturday 13th April 2019.
Location: 10:00 am
Steam- The Museum of the Great Western Railway

Off Fire Fly Avenue Kemble Drive Swindon Wiltshire SN2 2TA
We will have a range of presentations including an updated presentation on The Liddiards – Who are we, where are we & where did we come from, the Liddiard Family History Society, why we formed, The Liddiard DNA project, what it is and what has it confirmed so far and of course the railway, what it meant for our family, along with one or two other presentations.

Sunday 14th April 2019

Coach Tour – 08:30 am from Village Hotel Club Swindon
A: Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon SN5 7DW
We will be visiting Newbury, Hungerford, Chilton Foliat, Ramsbury Marlborough, Poulton House (to be confirmed) subject to the current owners allowing us access and then finally on to Aldbourne as we will close the weekend in Aldbourne church at 4 pm and then back to Swindon around 6 – 6.30 pm.
The cost of Saturday and Sunday, including lunch and morning tea on Saturday and of course tea and coffee is £50.00 per person. For further information please go to or Liddiard Gathering on Facebook. We can also be contacted at

The Village Hotel Club Swindon has agreed to a package deal for our weekend. They are at Shaw Ridge Leisure Park, Whitehill Way, Swindon SN5 7DW
12th, 13th and 14th April 2019 @ £60.00 per night bed and breakfast (£70.00 for double occupancy). You must phone the hotel directly and let them know that you are part of the Liddiard Gathering. The phone number is 01793 889383.