Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ashbourne and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The 1950s

I was born at the maternity hospital in 1951, we lived at 3 St Oswalds Crescent and my granny and grandad lived close by on Park Road. I attended St Oswalds C of E School - I had a lady head teacher whose name escapes me before moving up to Parkside Juniors - Mr Lawton was Headmaster. We used to play Shrovetide at school but it ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashbourne by Patrick Else

My Formative Years In Ashbourne

I was born at the maternity hospital in 1951, My parents and I lived at 24 Clifton Road while I was a baby but moved to 66 Park Avenue as my mother could not abide my father's mother. I attended St Oswalds C of E School - I had a lady teacher called Miss Millward whom I really liked. I still remember my ...Read full memory

An Ashbourne Childhood

My family moved to Ashbourne in 1942 when I was 6. I went to school at what must have been the last of the old "Dame" schools run by an elderly lady called Ethel Hunter. The school was at the top of a big house in Church Street, owned by a dentist: Mr. Bligh. It was a small school, not more than a dozen children ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashbourne