Ashwell At Home

Photo:Garden Flowers

Garden Flowers

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Photo:Garden Flowers

Garden Flowers

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Photo:Ashwell - Mill Street

Ashwell - Mill Street

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Photo:Letchworth Morris Men at Ashwell at Home

Letchworth Morris Men at Ashwell at Home

Photo:St Mary's Church, Ashwell

St Mary's Church, Ashwell

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Photo:The Lock Up

The Lock Up

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Annual Village Open Day

By Peter Greener

Sunday 13th May 2018 11am to 5pm

Yes this is the date for Ashwell at Home in 2018. It is right in the middle of the Ashwell Music Festival and we have many wonderful new things to do along with many of the familiar attractions that you all love.

Sunday 14th May 2017
was a very successful day. The weather contributed a lot, it was probably the warmest 'Ashwell at Home' we have ever had. Everybody enjoyed the welcoming relaxed atmosphere around the village and the mind boggling variety of things to do on the day. We celebrated 1100 years since Ashwell was founded in 917 with events, performances and art commemorating each century.

'Ashwell at Home' has been held on the second Sunday in May every year since 1983 and 2018 will be the 35th occasion of this popular event.

Click on the following link for the latest details of the delights of ASHWELL at HOME:


It was started to fund the first extension of the Ashwell Village Museum and since achieving that has helped fund a further extension too. Now the profits go towards the running costs of the museum but are also shared with St Mary’s Church and Ashwell Primary School.

Although gardens are the main attraction the village is covered with a wealth of amusing, entertaining, informative, interesting and refreshing events which make for a packed afternoon with something for all the family. 

The next 'Ashwell at Home' will be on Sunday 13th May 2018, from 11 am until 5pm

The theme will be 'War, Women and Community' 

We plan a great variety of old favourites and exciting new features for your amusement:

  • 16 gardens open around the village
  • Guided Walks exploring Ashwell's involvement in the Great War
  • Children's Fun Craft Activities
  • Range of exhibitions
  • Suffragette rally
  • Live Music and the 'Big Sing'
  • Readings of 1st World War poems and letters home
  • Morris and Tudor Dancing to watch and join in
  • Fun Fair
  • Refreshments including coffees, lunches and teas available


Entry is £7 per person (under 14s free) with free parking

Admission £6 if ordered or bought in advance.


Click on the following link for the latest details of the delights of ASHWELL at HOME:


So do come along to see what you have missed, if you have not been before, and to revisit old friends if you have.


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