Chequers old postcard

Astons History Group

       1974 exhibition in the Rectory Parish Room
         Our exhibition to mark the Millennium

Art in the Astons, part of the first Garden Safari Weekend in 2010


Our November 2018 WW1 exhibition.

Celebrating the centenary of the Armistice and end of war November 11th 2018.

Past exhibitions

2018 "We will remember them:" Armistice and end of WW1.

2014 "We will remember them:" Centenary of the start of WW1.

Our two English Heritage Lottery funded exhibition weekends remembering the impact of the First World War on our villages.

2011 "Our History Group Archive"

  • The Curry Slides, a display and digital presentation, plus the original glass lantern slides from the 1890s
  • The Village Millennium Photo Albums.
  • The Village News Archive (1968 - to date, and including the setting up of the village website www.theastons.net).
  • The Slade Letters (19th century correspondence between Australia and the Astons).

2010 "Art in the Astons" 

An exhibition of village art dating from the 18th to the 21st century – mostly on loan from village residents.

2004 "The Astons through the ages"

A village history exhibition, to celebrate the Diamond Anniversary (1944) and Ruby Anniversary (2004) of the Village Hall.

2001 "The Village Hall Re-opens"

An exhibition in collaboration with the Village Hall committee to celebrate the re-opening of the refurbished Village Hall.

2000 "Millennium Exhibition" 

An ambitious comprehensive display of the Group’s Archive as part of the villages’ Millennium Celebrations.

1997  “Now and Then : 1897 to 1997” (our first exhibition).

An exhibition to celebrate the purchase of the village recreation ground in 1897 - displaying the ‘Curry Slides’ of village scenes taken on glass lantern slides in the 1890s, alongside photos taken of the same scenes in 1997.