Browse our selection of vintage and retro black and white photographs of Ashbury, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. Most of our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints and personalised photo gifts including tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as customised calendars.

Old Maps of Ashbury

Historic Maps of Ashbury and the local area.

Old map of Ashbury in 1898
Map of Ashbury in 1898
Old map of Ashbury in 1898
Old map of Ashbury in 1919
Map of Ashbury in 1919
Old map of Ashbury in 1919
Old map of Ashbury in 1947
Map of Ashbury in 1947
Old map of Ashbury in 1947
Old map of Ashbury in 1898

More maps coming!

We are busy preparing more old maps of Ashbury from other years.

Memories of Ashbury
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Read and share your memories of Ashbury itself or of a particular photo of Ashbury.

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 sitting on the wall with an odd looking hat on. We lived in Kings Close, Ashbury, just around the corner behind the photographer.

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 immediately opposite across Church Lane was also burnt down. The fire started during the ...see more