E-Library of Documents and other Manuscripts

Available at Ashwell Village Museum Resource Centre only.

Cliff Jenkinson

E-Library of Documents and Transcripts

A library of Ashwell data is stored electronically but not available via the website.  You are welcome to see this material but you will need to use one of the computers in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.  The following resources are available:

·        Ashwell Documents, including:

Index of Wills 980-1981, Ashwell Hearth Tax Returns 1662-1674,

Ashwell Poll Books 1722-1832, Ashwell Militia Lists 1758-1786,

Ashwell Land Tax Returns 1780-1 and 1801-32.

·        Census returns for the parish of Ashwell, for the years:

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 and 1891.

 

·        Archives and Records from Ashwell United Reformed Church, including:

General History, Finding your Ancestors in the URC Churchyard, Register of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, Roll of Church Members, List of Pastors and Ministers, Minutes, Financial Records, Seating Plan for 1935-43, Property Repairs and Refurbishments 1880-1944.

How to access the E-Library:

  • Contact the Curator, Peter Greener, 01462 742956, to arrange a visit to the Museum.
  • In the Resource Centre use the left hand computer and click on the Museum icon.
  • In the strip of icons at the bottom left of the screen click on the second (Windows Explorer) icon from the left.  It looks like a collection of little yellow folders with tabs sticking up.
  • Follow the route: Museum Documents E-Library of Ashwell Data.

 

Film, Video and DVD Collection

The Museum has a good collection, dating back to a silent, black-and-white film of the Ashwell celebrations held in honour of the coronation of King George VI in 1937

The following highlights from the collection appear on the Ashwell Flashback DVD, published in 2005:

1.       Coronation Celebration of George VI 1937

2.       Merchant Taylors’ School: plays and scything demonstration, 1938-9

3.       Sir John Newsom’s Village Film, 1948

4.       Football match: Ashwell v. Russells, 1948

5.       Children playing in Dixies Close, c.1950

6.       Ashwell Primary School goes to summer camp, 1953

7.       100 Years On, centenary of the opening of the large classroom, Merchant Taylors’ School, 1976

8.       Ashwell Primary School Centenary Celebrations, 1978

9.       Ashwell Chronicle, a year in the life of Ashwell village, filmed 1981-5

Other items in the collection include:

  Look Stranger , a television programme from the 1970s, featuring the work of the historian and local resident, John Morris

  Village Show: Ashwell , a 30-minute television programme from 1994, featuring a wide range of Ashwell people and places.

The Ashwell Flashback DVD is available for purchase from the Museum at £6.

How to access the Film, Video and DVD collection:

  • Contact the Curator, Peter Greener, 01462 742956, to arrange a visit to the Museum.
  • In the Resource Centre use the left hand computer and click on the Museum icon.
  • In the strip of icons at the bottom left of the screen click on the second (Windows Explorer) icon from the left.  It looks like a collection of little yellow folders with tabs sticking up.
  • Follow the route: Museum Videos.

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