Aldbourne Community Heritage Group
The Aldbourne Community Heritage Group (ACHG) was established in December 2013 to promote and encourage interest in the heritage of the village and parish of Aldbourne.
The village is well-known for its bell founding industry in the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries and as the temporary ‘home’ of the famous ‘Easy Company’ of the American 101st Airborne Division in the months preceding D-Day in WW2, as featured in the book and mini-series on TV. The village also featured prominently in the iconic Dr Who story ‘The Daemons’ in 1971.
The ACHG hold monthly speaker meetings (open to all) on subjects of local interest and organise other fund raising events. All of these meetings will appear in the diary section on the Aldbourne Net. If you wish to attend please check there for details of speakers and topics.
The Group has created a small Heritage Centre where artefacts, maps, photographs, documents etc., are displayed and some research archives are available for reference.
The Centre is usually open to the public on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesday afternoons between Easter and October and may be opened at other times by special appointment.
The ACHG works closely with the local primary school to weave relevant aspects of the village’s heritage into current National Curriculum – most recently in a walk around the village to find out about the Great Fire of Aldbourne of 1777.
The ACHG is registered as a charity with HM Customs and Revenue under HMRC Ref EW11275.
For more information please contact John Dymond or Terry Gilligan, see details below.
Telephone: 01672 540371
Telephone: 01672 540205