Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Ashbury, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.
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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 (...Read full memory)
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 (...Read full memory)