Saturday, 29 June 2013


On Saturday, June 29, we hosted an exhibition of models of Ash shops - past and present - made by Cartwright and Kelsey primary school pupils after a recent visit to the Heritage Centre.
Exhibits ranged from the modern Londis and Trading Post in The Street to Mr Hills's old shop, the Lion pub and coaching house - and the former brewery which stood on Sandwich Road.
There were also childrens' activities, featuring a Lucky Dip box containing several items from the village's past, plus the chance to see commemorative tea cups and coins from the
previous century.
Older visitors had the chance to look through our ever-growing collection of vintage photos and indulge their nostalgia by watching a CD of the opening of the by-pass in 1992, complete with celebration pram race!

In the photos:
Top: The Trading Post, Londis Poparound and the former Jacobs and Sons ironmongers shop further down The Street
Centre: The historic Lion, with coaching stop and facilities for the horses at the front
Bottom: Naomi Williams (left) and Thomas Coombes pull out some hidden treasure from the Lucky Dip box 


The Heritage Group is supporting Clean Up Ash Day, on Saturday, July 13. We hope members will take part, either outside your own premises or by helping tidy up public areas.
If you'd like to take part in the public event, please gather at the Village Hall in Queens Road just before 10am. The event is expected to last around two hours.
There will also be a photo opportunity for volunteers on Monday, July 8, in the Recreation Ground at 2.30pm. Please bring a high-vis jacket if have one and a broom or some other cleaning implement! For more details, contact Ann Foat on 812121.