Your Social and Community Calender for 2014


We are enjoying a very busy year of key events and projects in the villages.


A new and exciting venture, The Astons’ Community Shop is being set up very soon at the Sweet Olive.


The spectacular ‘Astonbury’, the Aston’s first live music festival is next month so keep June 7th free.


Finally, The Astons History Group is organising a Remembrance Weekend on 8th & 9th November, marking the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, concentrating on our villages’ involvement.

The First World War Centenary


More events here

An Introduction to the Villages

The two villages lie to the north of the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire, just off the A417 and three miles from the market towns of Wallingford and Didcot.


Both these villages have been inhabited since people first made their way along the ancient track known as The Ridgeway that is about three miles south on the Downs. The villages have a population of about 600 and are a lively and engaging environment for the local community who live here.


The villages sit right next to each other and behave as one community although there are formally two parish councils! Plenty of attractive and traditional cob walling, thatch cottages and flint and brick houses add to the ambiance of the villages and provide much historical and visual interest.


By Linda Benton

There are three churches in the two villages - the unusual church of All Saints and The United Reformed Church are in Aston Upthorpe and St. Michael's Church in Aston Tirrold.


There are a number of useful commercial activities in the village, including The Chequers Inn with a French restaurant, The Sweet Olive, The Chequers Garage, PPP weekly Pilates classes, Something for the Weekend home baking and garden services.

You can download our Brief for New Arrivals to the Astons document here, which summarises much of the information on this site and includes and includes other useful notes on this beautiful area which is part of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The North Berks Motorcycle Club



The North Berks Motorcylce Club

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USEFUL INFORMATION

Thames Valley Police Non-Emergency Number has changed to 101


Reporting problems on a Right of Way. Find out how to do it.


Can't remember the village bin days? Click here.


The Village Newsletter

Next copy deadline: 25th August


Village Newsletter

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