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Aldbourne and the Band of Brothers

75 years after Easy Company of the 101st Airborne dropped into Normandy in the opening hours of D-day, Breaking Ground Heritage will be examining the site in which they lived beforehand. After analysis of air photographs and a subsequent geophysical survey, the team will dig some excavation trenches to try to locate evidence for the American presence on site – their food, their lives in 1944.

The visit will start at the Aldbourne Heritage Centre where volunteers from the Centre will lead a walk to key related sites in the village. Archaeologist of the Year, Richard Osgood, will lead a tour of the excavation.

The cost includes a donation to Breaking Ground Heritage and the Aldbourne Heritage Centre.

Ticket £10 per head. Maximum 30 = 3 groups of 10 each.

Meet at Aldbourne Heritage Centre – 2pm.

  • 23rd May 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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