Thursday, 9 November 2017

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

The Group's Annual General Meeting will be held in the library at Ash Village Hall on Tuesday, November 28. It starts at 8pm. All welcome, especially new members! 
We've enjoyed another busy and successful year, with a March talk and a 'hands on' evening  this autumn.
We had a memorable day when some of us visited Wingham Barton Manor at the kind invitation of Phillipa Katona . Twenty people joined the Heritage walk in the summer, and a class from Cartwight and Kelsey school is due to visit the Heritage Centre next week.
Meanwhile, at the Centre, we continue to collate our ever-larger range of artefacts and materials.
We have a  short DVD of the  opening of the bypass and the pram races along the road which we hope to show at the AGM. Do join us if you can.
   
*Annual donations of £5, or more if you wish, are now due for 2018. Please print out and complete the form below and send it to our treasurer, Graham Foat, Upper Goldstone farm, Cop St, Ash CT3 2DN  or give it to a member of the committee - Penny Bernard, Alison Charles,  Peter Ewart , Ann Foat, Sarah Miller, Kathy Mills, Nina Vallack or Cressida Williams.
If you can gift aid your donation, that would be even better! Thank you for your support.
                                          
 
 
 
 
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Monday, 18 September 2017

THE TREASURES OF THE HERITAGE CENTRE

The Heritage Group's Autumn Talk will be held in the Village Hall on Thursday, October 5. It starts at 7.30pm.
Come along and find out more about the history of your village. Learn why - and how - your Parish Council was founded in 1894.
Enjoy presentations showing the variety of  archives held in the Heritage Centre, mostly catalogued by our Monday volunteers.
Discover the wonderful documents we hold which are a part of the history of Ash.
Find out which Ash businesses were flourishing in the last century, and how sustainable the village used to be. And go hands-on with some of the interesting artefacts of Ash.
Entry costs £3. There will be refreshments and a book stall. The Heritage Centre will also be open during the evening for visitors to browse.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE HERITAGE GROUP BY BUYING OUR 2018 ASH CALENDAR ON THE NIGHT. THANK YOU.

 


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Thank you to everyone who supported our Community Coffee Morning last Saturday (September 2).
We've sent £93 to the Pilgrims Hospice charity as the result of the raffle.
We sold £50-worth of calendars and covered our costs with plenty to spare. Our 1917 World War One display was also well received by visitors.
Now we're praying for  good weather for out next event - the Heritage Walk around the west side of the village on Sunday (September 10). Please meet at The Street car park for 2pm. Children under 16 should be accompanied. No dogs please.
 

Monday, 21 August 2017

HERITAGE GROUP CALENDAR 2018

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

TREASURES OF THE HERITAGE CENTRE

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.