Ashton Open Gardens
40th Anniversary Weekend
10 and 11 June 2017
Coming Soon: Shindig event
Saturday 01 April
The Mighty Quiz
Monday 10 April
Bredon Hill Academy joins the Charter campaign for Trees, Woods and People
Remember this? Our picture for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Courtesy of Jeff Fletcher
Ashton residents in 1993
Frost on spindle; picture by Roger Umpelby
Death's Head Hawk Moth in Ashton! Click on the image to read a fascinating illustrated story, with video.
Picture by Jeremy King. See more in our Wildlife Gallery
Flowers and thatch
Picture by Jo Brown
Ashton village cross - a scheduled ancient monument
An aerial view of Ashton;
Ashton Free Church;
St Barbara's Church, Ashton under Hill
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News about Ashton
New Can you beat Ashton's eggheads? Join them on Monday 10 April from 8.00pm to 11.00pm at The Star Inn Ashton under Hill for The Mighty Quiz in aid of the worthy Alzheimer's Research UK. Light brain food provided! Raffle on the night. Entry by donation. Please tel 07976 906653 to RSVP (for food numbers) You can also contact Bill or Wendy Shirra on 01386 881375. Hoping for your support in raising as much money as we can for ARUK
New Advanced Notice: a date for your diary. This year’s Run Around Supper will take place on Saturday 24th June.
We hope you can run around with us!
More details to follow soon.
- New Coming soon to the Village Hall a Shindig event: The Opera Dudes: Mission Improbable on Saturday 1st April at 7.30pm. The Opera Dudes are two fabulous tenors (an ex-brickie and an ex-Cambridge scholar) who have teamed up to make one of the most unusual musical duos since Morecambe and Wise. There will be Grand Opera, West End show-stoppers, heart–rending ballads, classical piano, ridiculous impressions and slapstick humour all on the same bill; it should be a very entertaining and uplifting evening! Tickets £10 from Geraldine 01386 881486. Bring your own drinks, nibbles provided. Click here or on the poster (left) for further details.
This picture of Ashton's villagers was taken at the Playing Fields on 5 September 1993 (Click on the picture to see a larger image). Is there anyone you might recognise?
Steve Gledhill, is a photographer living near Evesham and he walked on Bredon Hill every week in 2016, with his camera. His blog has a fascinating selection of images of the hill, including some of Ashton. Click here to see some of Steve's superb photography on Bredon.
Steve will be hosting an exhibition of his work in St Barbara's Church during the weekend of Ashton Open Gardens Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June
, from 1.00pm tp 6.00pm each day.
A mobile Post Office service started in the village on 19th July. The mobile van, which has wheelchair access, is located in the Free Church car park every Tuesday and Thursday between 12:30 and 1:30pm. This is excellent news for residents with mobility or transport issues who find it difficult to visit other post offices in the area. Thanks to the Parish Council and the Free Church committee for helping to achieve this service for the village.
New Minutes of Parish Council Meeting on 14 March 2017
Report on Ashton WI's activities from October to December 2016
Lent Lunches around Bredon Hill in March/April
March 2017 issue of the Beckford Group Parish Magazine
Notice about Dog Fouling from the Chair of the Parish Council
Beckford and District Gardening Club programme for 2017
Village newsletter: Ashton News Christmas 2016
Evesham and District Mental Health Support Services newsletter
The illustrated story of a Death's Head Hawk Moth Caterpillar found in Ashton; by Roger Umpelby
Preparing for a Power Cut or Emergency - view or download a useful leaflet from Western Power Distribution
Bus timetables for 540 Evesham-Ashton-Tewkesbury service
Ashton 88 Football club
Ashton Tigers junior footballers
Ashton under Hill Village Information Booklet
Ashton Community Centre
Ashton Cricket Club
Ashton First School
Ashton Information Booklet (PDF)
Ashton in Old Photos
Ashton Open Gardens
Beckford & District Gardening Club
Beckford Village Hall
Bredon Hill Group of Churches
Bredon Hill Academy
Bredon Village website
Bus Timetables for Evesham-Tewkesbury Service No 540
History of Ashton
How to Find Ashton
Online guide to Worcester area
Overbury Village website
St Barbara's Church
The Star Inn
West Mercia Police
Old Photos of Ashton
Ashton Open Gardens
What's On at the Evesham Arts Centre?
Ashton under Hill Cricket Club
Bredon Hill Postboxes (including two in Ashton)
Ashton under Hill Conservation Area description and map
Ashton under Hill Village Plan 2006
Bell Ringing at St. Barbara's
Websites of neighbouring villages
A wartime aircrash in Ashton