Monday, 21 August 2017


The front page of our 2018 calendar

The Ash with Westmarsh calendar for 2018 (see right) is the Heritage Group's latest impressive production!
The calendar commemorates the end of the First World War in 1918 with images of Ash in or around that time.
Many images come from our own substantial archives.. Thank you also to members of our local community for letting us use their photos.
The calendar costs £5 and is available from village shops and from the Heritage Centre. If you'd like to order one by post, please phone 01304 812121.

Thursday, 10 August 2017


We'll be holding our Autumn Talk on Thursday, October 5.
Our topic is Treasures of our Heritage Centre. This will be a short talk on the beginnings of Ash Parish Council, followed by demonstrations of the archives, photos, visual and oral history that we hold.
The talk will be held in the Village Hall. It starts at 7.30pm, and entry costs £3.
We hope it will be a 'hands-on' event. 
For more details, please see the parish magazine.


On Sunday September 10, we'll be holding a Heritage walk around the western part of the village. 
It starts at 2pm from the car park in The Street, and will finish around 4pm. We'll be looking at our local history, recent and old.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs please.


The Heritage Group is hosting a community coffee morning on Saturday, September 2. It's in the Village Hall from 10a.m. to 12noon.  
The committee will organise the event. But, if you are willing to make some cake (preferably easy to cut or single small cakes), or provide a raffle prize, please let Ann Foat know. (phone:812121)
Best of all, please come and enjoy the company and have a peep at the Centre. We'll be remembering 1917 in a small display in the hall and we're aiming to publicise the Heritage Centre.
So please tell anyone you know who may be interested to come along - especially newcomers, younger people and families who may not realise how much heritage we hold!