The National Trust are currently organising Heritage Open Days for 2021. They will be held from Friday 10th September to Sunday 19th September.
We will be opening the William Layne Reading Room in Aston on Friday 10th September from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday 11th September from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Come and see our albums of local photographs, old maps and documents, records of villagers who were killed in the two World Wars and photos and records of graves in Aston Churchyard. We are also collecting a pictorial history of the villages of Aston, Aughton, Swallownest, Fence and Ulley. If you have any photographs of local people, places and events, please bring them along. We would love to see them and copy them for our albums. Our local history books will be on sale including our new book “Volunteering in Wartime – Local Defence in Aston-cum-Aughton 1939 to 1945” – an ideal Christmas present.
This was a successful day with many visitors from the local area and further afield. As always, the photograph albums were very popular and we thank those visitors who brought us new photographs or new information about some of the photos in our albums.