Newspaper Cuttings and Magazines

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Available at Ashwell Village Museum Resource Centre only.

Cliff Jenkinson

Ashwell Yearbook

The Parish Council has published an annual Ashwell Yearbook every March since 1989.  The Yearbook contains the details of the annual Parish Meetings, reports from all local organisations and articles of interest about Ashwell residents, including baptisms, marriages and deaths within the parish.

The Ashwell Yearbooks are not available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   Copies are stored in box files on the shelves to the right of the door as you go in.

Newspaper Cuttings

The Museum has a collection of newspaper cuttings and transcripts referring to Ashwell. The earliest is an article from the Royston Crow, dated 1876.  It records the proceedings of the Ashwell School Board, meeting to discuss the tenders for building what is now Ashwell Primary School.  At present the collection of cuttings ends in the year 2000.  These transcripts and cuttings are not yet available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   They are stored in box files on the shelves to the right of the door as you go into the room.

In addition there is a collection of 39 scrapbooks covering the years 1966 to 2002.  They contain interesting local newspaper cuttings referring to Ashwell and the surrounding area.  They were compiled by Alan Picking, for many years the caretaker at Ashwell Primary School.  These scrapbooks are not available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   They are stored in box files on the shelves at the left-hand side as you go into the room.

 

Ashwell News

Ashwell News is the title of the parish magazine.  The Museum holds copies of every edition since 1967 and the collection is kept continuously up to date.   The Ashwell News is not available on-line but can be studied in the upstairs Resource Centre at the Museum.   Copies are stored in box files on the shelves to the right of the door as you

This page was added on 28/10/2011.
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Might there be any illustrations of archaeological finds uncovered during the coprolite diggings in the museum? You might be interested in: The Ashwell Fossil Diggings (includes Hinxworth) Fossil Digging in the Mordens The Bassingbourn Fossil Diggings www.lulu.com/spotlight/coprolite

By Bernard O'Connorf
On 01/12/2011

We have no documented geological or archeological finds from the diggings in the museum collection. However it is said that cash was offered for good finds. Any likely candidates were taken to a house in Springhead and then the rejects were thrown out in the garden. We have a collection of fossils from this garden - many more tham you would expect occuring naturally.

By Peter Greener
On 01/12/2011

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