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Aldbourne Carnival photo query

Please see this post by Jo Hutchings in the History & Genealogy section of the forum:

“This is the earliest Aldbourne Carnival photo I’ve found so far (click here for pic). It cropped up in the collection of the Wiltshire Rural Life Society previously on display at the Great Barn, Avebury which was deposited at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes in 2010.

Sadly, it’s only a copy of a postcard but on the reverse side a note says “Carnival Costume’ postmarked Aldbourne 1909”. It is widely believed that the first Aldbourne Carnival took place in 1905, with decorated bicycles. Another copy is in the Aldbourne Photographic Club collection which is now with the Aldbourne Community Heritage Group.

Do you recognise the photo? Is it in your family album or shoebox in the attic?

Any and all information welcome as we move into the preparations for the 100th renewal of Aldbourne Carnival in 2015.”

Jo can be contacted via the details below or the email/pm buttons in the forum. For more photos of previous carnivals have a look at the Carnivals Past album in the Aldbourne Village Gallery.

Quick reminder: The Carnival AGM is on Wednesday 14th January 2015 from 7:30pm in the Aldbourne Methodist Church Hall, Lottage Road. Everyone welcome!

Posted by: RB on 13th January 2015


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Jo Hutchings
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Wiltshire Museum
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