The Ash & District Local History Museum Society is seeking Volunteers to help during its opening hours. It opens on the 3rd Sunday of every month between 2 pm and 4:30 PM and is fully accessible to wheelchair users. If you are interested in helping at the Museum and or joining the Museum committee, please contact them via email email@example.com.
The image above was taken during the Jubilee Celebrations for HRH Queen Elizbeth II in Ash Recreation ground in 1977
Visit the Ash Museum
Find out about life in the community through historical objects, pictures, stories, oral history and film. Discover the history of the area from prehistory to the modern day, in peacetime and in war. Spotter sheets are available to help children have fun and enjoy their visit. Ash Museum is small and friendly, which is housed in the grade II listed former Chappel with some beautiful stained-glass windows. The local history of Ash, Ash Vale, Ash Green and Tongham is revealed in varied displays of historic objects, pictures, films, maps and stories.
You can also follow the Museum on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ashmuseum and visit their website http://www.ashmuseum.org.uk to find out about our local people, groups, originations and places of interest.
Become a member
Membership costs just £5 a year and entitles you to receive a regular newsletter containing interesting articles and photos of the local area in the past. Members can also vote at their AGM. To join please download a Membership Form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research and Archive
Documents, maps and photographs are available for research in the History Room, located behind the Ash Victoria Hall. Visitors are welcome by appointment made by emailing email@example.com
Local historian Sally Jenkinson has released a book entitled “Bygone Ash and Ash Vale“. The book includes many of the best pictures collected by Ash Museum over its first 20 years. Including, Farms and Market Gardens, The Railways, The Common, the Army and the Ranges, Shops and Businesses, Public Houses, Churches and Chapels, Schools & Events and Organisations.
Ash Museum is located within Ash Cemetery and is accessed via Ash Church Road, Next to St Peter’s Church and Opposite the Catholic Church of The Holy Angels.
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