Ashbury, Oxfordshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Fire At The Rose And Crown

I was four when my family moved from London to Manage the Rose and Crown in 1940. The Rose and Crown was then about four hundred and fifty years old. After six months there was a devastating fire which destroyed the whole of the thatched part of the hotel and part of the building which is in Church Lane. The cottage ...Read full memory

The New Family

The Ashbury School photograph was indeed taken circa 1926. I know this because my father, aged three or four years old, is standing by the school gate and he was born in 1923. His brothers and sisters are also on the photograph. The girl stood apart from the crowd against the wall was his sister Kit, and his brother Fred is ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashbury by Richard New