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Alderbury & Whaddon

Local History Research Group
































Current Projects

 There are various projects underway within the AWLHRG including field archaeology, a study of the mediaeval landscape, a study of smallholdings and allotments, a study of field names, research into crime in Alderbury and a history of sport in Alderbury.


Memories of Alderbury and Whaddon during the Second World War

Do you, or a relative, remember the blackout, the bombs, the rationing? Were you at school, in the forces or at work? If you, or one of your relatives lived in or near Alderbury or Whaddon between 1939 and 1945, as a resident or evacuee or were in the forces billeted here, we are gathering for our archives material about life here during the war. To help you remember we have devised a questionnaire which we would be pleased to send to you if you contact us.


Local newspapers

Local newspapers provide a fascinating glimpse of life in days gone by. Another project being undertaken by the Group is to document the entries in the local newspapers which relate to the village. The local reference library in Salisbury has microfilm copies of the local newspaper, now the Salisbury Journal, which go back for over two hundred years. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact us.


Do you have any information or photographs?

We are interested in any information and especially old photographs. We have found that even small scraps of information can expand on something about which we already know a little but would like to know more. So please do not hesitate to contact us, we should be delighted to hear from you, so please contact us!











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St Mary’s Church




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