Ashwell, The Village Museum 1951

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Caption for Ashwell, the Village Museum 1951: The timbered 16th-century Town House on the left was originally the Abbot of Westminster's Tithe office. Behind its oak timbers infilled with wattle and daub, the local market traders would assemble to pay their dues to their manorial landlord. Later condemned, the cottage was purchased in 1929 for £25 and restored to its original condition to house a small local museum.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashwell


A group of us lads from Muswell Hill in North London used to cycle to Ashwell on a weekend to visit one of our mates who moved there with his mum, his name was Peter and his mum was housekeeper at the Manor House where we used to camp and meet the local girls. We also used the local pub knowing we were under age at (...Read full memory)

More about this scene


Caption for Ashwell, the Village Museum 1951: The timbered 16th-century Town House on the left was originally the Abbot of Westminster's Tithe office. Behind its oak timbers infilled with wattle and daub, the local market traders would assemble to pay their dues to their manorial landlord. Later condemned, the cottage was purchased in 1929 for £25 and restored to its original condition to house a small local museum.

An extract from Hertfordshire Photographic Memories.

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