Newspaper Snippets

NEWSPAPER SNIPPETS RELEVANT TO ASHBURY

December 2010

Village’s Nativity Procession as popular as ever (from the Swindon Advertiser)

2 June 2009

A 600ft jellyfish pattern has appeared in a barley field in Kingstone Coombes, Oxfordshire, in what is one of the most intriguing crop circles ever seen in Britain (from the Telegraph)

20 May 2009

When George and Oliver Spence from Ashbury went searching for buried treasure nobody expected them to find anything more than a few coins and bottle tops. But the pair managed to strike it lucky when they unearthed a 19th Century French bayonet at the bottom of their garden (from the Swindon Advertiser).

21 March 2001

Earl’s Family Album may fetch ¬£700,000. An article about the sale of Lord Craven’s photographs.

January 1993

Ploughing into the Sunshine Market – an article about a consignment of Bunces’ Snow Ploughs being sent to Greece (Courtesy David Bunce, source unknown).

Approx 1988

To the Manor Born – 500 Years On. The history of Ashbury Manor House. Click here to read the article (source unknown).

31 March 1979

Village Mourns Man of Courage. Tribute to murdered MP Airey Neave (from the Evening Advertiser).

18 September 1957

On White Horse Hill – What Judge Hughes Saw a Hundred Years Ago Today (source unknown). An astonishing account of the scouring of the White Horse in 1857 and the accompanying festivities, as well as the attempts made in previous years to get elephants up the hill!

8 May 1953

The Changing Scene – Ashbury. End of a milling tradition dating back to Doomsday (from The Wiltshire Herald and Advertiser). Owing to the age and length of this newspaper article, the top and bottom halves of the page have been loaded up separately, but they overlap slightly to aid navigation. Click here for the top half of the page and here for the bottom half. The print of the original is very faded and indistinct; for easier reading, you can increase or decrease the size of the image using the plus or minus signs.

Date & Source Unknown

Bygone Days – A newspaper article about Ashbury by John Owen (courtesy David Bunce)

11 August 1948

A Belgian hare shown by Mr S Lewis of Swindon, won the Grand Challenge (adult) at the Ashbury and District Fur and Feathers Club rabbit show, held in the Jubilee Hall, Ashbury (from the Swindon Advertiser).

13 March 1936

Derelict Cottages now a Village Hall (From the North Wilts Herald – courtesy of Ray Gigg). Read how a veritable transformation has been effected in Ashbury. Owing to the age and length of this newspaper article, the top and bottom halves of the page have been loaded up separately, but they overlap slightly to aid navigation. Click here for the top half of the page and here for the bottom half. The print of the original is very faded and indistinct; for easier reading, you can increase or decrease the size of the image using the plus or minus signs.

1881

Snowstorm Drama at Ashdown 1881 – Article from the Faringdon Advertiser