On this page you will find a series of Archives that contain documents, photos, images and artifacts concerning Ashbury and its environs. Please note that all of the items included here have been kindly donated by local residents for your interest; under no circumstance may they be reproduced without permission or used for commercial purposes.
Anyone willing to contribute additional historical text or photographs to these archives should please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peter and Leonie Knott Collection
This comprises a variety of Ashbury-related materials from maps, transcripts of old accounts of the village and its inhabitants and dwellings to prehistory and Peter Knott’s particular interest, the medieval settlement and its field names, on which he did considerable research. There is also a small number of local history books.
After Peter’s death Leonie deposited much of his collection with the Berkshire Record Office but the remainder, some of which is now superseded by on-line access, is stored with me at Claremont, awaiting a more suitable home.
The intention is to get some of this uploaded to the Ashbury history pages of the website but this is not imminent. Much of Peter’s work on the field names, especially his maps, is in pencil and will not upload successfully. In the meantime I am very happy to receive enquiries from those who are interested in looking at these materials in researching the history of the parish. Marion Turner (email: email@example.com).
Select Archive in the table below to be taken to your topic of interest:
|1. Documents, Newspaper Snippets, Folk-law and Maps||8. Ashbury Post Office, Shop & Pub|
|2. Ashbury Churches||9. Events|
|3. Ashbury School & Village Hall||10. Ashbury May Fayre 2008|
|4. Ashbury Manor House||11. Antiquities|
|5. People||12. Archaeology|
|6. Streets||13. Machinery and Equipment|
|7. Dwellings||14. Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2012 2nd June – Jubilympics3rd June – Hog Roast & Big Lunch4th June – Mountain Biking and Jubilee Beacon|
Archive 1: Documents, Newspaper Snippets & Maps
Archive 2: Ashbury Churches
Images of Ashbury Churches may be viewed here
Archive 3: Ashbury School & Village Hall
Clickhereto view a selection of images across the years. Do you recognise any of your relatives?
Archive 4: Ashbury Manor House
Archive 1 contains a selection of photographs that track the history of Ashbury Manor House; click here to view images of this historic building.
Archive 5: People
Images of people who have lived and worked in Ashbury are recorded here.
Archive 6: Streets
Click here for street views in and around Ashbury.
Archive 7: Dwellings
Images showing dwellings in Ashbury, Kingstone Winslow and Idstone may be viewed here.
Archive 8: Post Office, Shop & Pub
Click here to see how these key amenities have changed over the years.
Archive 9: Events
Recorded here are pictures of events, celebrations and outings. Click on one of the headings below to see the images in a new page.
|Ashbury Royal Wedding Celebration Street Party 2011|
|Ashbury Flower Festival (click) & Display of Wedding Dresses across the Decades (click) 2010, and some related historical photos (click)|
|Ashbury PCC All Age Parties – 2010 & 2011|
|Bishopstone and District Gardening Society visit to Eastleach House – 2009|
|Rememberance Day in Ashbury 1964|
|Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II – 1953 new photos|
Archive 10: Ashbury May Fayre 2008
Images from the 2008 May Fayre may be viewed here.
Archive 11: Antiquities
Click here to view some of the coins, jewelery, buckles, badges and pistol shot found by metal detectorists in local fields.
Archive 12: Archaeology
Click here to see photos of the 1963 restoration of Waylands Smithy
Archive 13: Machinery & Equipment
On this page you can view images of old and new machinery, equipment and other kit made or used in Ashbury.
Copyright:Most of the images on this page and its linked pages, are used with the express permission of the copyright holders. For other images we have endeavoured to find the copyright holders without success. If such persons come forward they will either be duly credited, or if preferred, we will remove the images in question from the web site.