Ashover Memories

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My memory of the Grange dates to when it was being used as a youth hostel in the Seventies and my primary school in Hounslow used to take 3rd and 4th year pupils away for a week so we experienced something more than Tridents and VC10s buzzing us every three minutes. My main memory is the first evening of the 1972 visit, (...Read full memory)

In about 1995, I found amongst my late grandmother's papers, reference to a couple of 'Uncles' - William and John Milnes - who lived at one time at Butts House in Ashover. It was mentioned that the two brothers had owned mines in the area, and at some stage had 'fallen out' and so Butts House was divided in two, and they (...Read full memory)

I was a pupil at Counthill Grammar School in Oldham, Lancs and a member of the Scripture Union. We were taken to Eastwood Grange for a weekend and had a wonderful time walking on the crags and also taking part in some christian meetings. The year after I moved to Buckinghamshire with my family but still remember the lovely time we had hthere.