Chequers old postcard

Astons History Group

Our meetings programme:

Programme for 2020.

May 8                 CANCELLED. VE Day Commemoration The Astons celebrate Victory in Europe Day (street party and entertainments)

May 13               DELAYED Patrick Dillon talks about his new book on the Downs landscape.

June  tbc           Home meeting. Venue tbc.

October 14         Child evacuation to Commonwealth countries during World War Two. Part 2 of Martin Parsons fascinating research.


Bobby Lightfoot - a rider from the Astons Cundell racing stables -  beating Gordon Richards, a champion flat jockey for many years in the mid 1930s.

Cundell stable lads.

Racing establishments were a major employment in the Astons - at one time there were five different stables in the village.