Welcome to Aston-cum-Aughton History Group

Aston Church

Aston-cum-Aughton is situated on the southern border of the county of South Yorkshire and includes the villages of Aston, Aughton, Fence, Swallownest and the now demolished mining hamlet of North Staveley.

The History Group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except August) in the William Layne Reading Room on Aughton Lane, Aston.

As a group, we continue to research the history of the parish of Aston-cum-Aughton, recording memories and investigating records held in local libraries and archives.

For many years we have been collecting photographs of all aspects of life in Aston-cum-Aughton and these are available for parishioners to browse on our open days etc.

We have published  seven books of various aspects of the history of Aston-cum-Aughton.  (See “Publications”).

Currently we are involved in photographing the villages of the parish and recording the rapid changes that are happening in Aston-cum-Aughton.

We invite speakers on various aspects of local history and these events are open to members of the public.   We also take an active part in local events such as the Local History Fair, Aston Carnival and Heritage Open Days. (See “Meetings“).  

We have done our best to ensure that all the information on our site is accurate. We have also tried to contact the owners of the copyright of any materials on our site, but this is often very difficult. The material we have used has been used in good faith in order to share the history of Aston Parish.

We welcome your feedback, but especially we would like to hear from you with any information you can give us, or any photographs you can lend us to copy. Contact us here