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Ashton Scrapbook

Over the last 54 years, this book has become a 'classic' for those wishing to study the history of Ashton village from its very earliest days to 1953. It is now reprinted.Click below
© 2007
for more information and how to buy a copy.
Scrapbook - 1953


Village Snapshot
A walk through
Ashton’s past

Village Snapshot is a collection of photographs, documents, memories, facts, figures and video stills that have been collected over the years by Andrew Fowler and David Farrand.

Written in an easy to read style based on our popular historical walk and talk tours of our village.  
In addition we have added reminiscences of earlier days in Ashton
© 2010
for more information and how to buy a copy.
Village Snapshot-2010




Ashton Yoga

Ashton Yoga at Roade Community Centre,
Bailey Brook Lane, Roade.

Tuesday Evenings: 7.30p.m to 9.00 p.m.

£25.00 for a block of  5 classes or £7.00 for drop in .

Please contact Pauline Green
on 01604 863641
for more information.


Welcome to Ashton pack

Lots of information about Ashton for new
( and not so new people in the village )

Download the pdf, click below

Welcome pack

For more details contact :
Sandra Lemon,
Tel: 01604 863 634


Ashton Parish Council - Notice Board

( Meetings held every second Wednesday of the month
7.15pm at Ashton School )

There will be public time during the meetings for villagers to make their comments.

 if you wish to add anything to the agenda,  Please contact
John Marshall our Clerk on 07505 139832 or by post to

Ryan's Glen, 31 B Hartwell Road, Roade, Northampton, NN7 2NU

Or by email:


Minutes and other documents

and Archive, click below......

Click Here for more information >>>Parish Council

The Parish latest Council Meeting minutes can also be viewed on the village notice boards or at the Old Crown.


St Michael & All Angels Church


Saturday "Drop-in" Book Club

We meet - usually on every 3rd Saturday of the month - for a chat and browse through the book collection we are building up.  10.30-12 noon

Why not call in for a coffee, a chat  and a chance to buy a homemade cake and browse the book stock? We are building up a good supply of up-to-date novels and non-fiction and the books are only £1 each!  We welcome any children's books you may have finished with - it would be lovely to start up a collection for the younger ones to choose.Hope to see you there!

Wendy Turvey. 01604 863 627



Can YOU help?

Do you know any young people (aged 10/11-16 years old) who have nowhere to go in the village where they can just "hang out", chat, listen to music or play table games while they have a drink and bag of crisps? The Knights' Hall is available for them if you feel you could commit to supervising their activities. You must be an adult, or group of adults, and would need to be CRB checked, but it could be very rewarding for any volunteers.

Contact the Rector,
Mike on 862284 or Marion on 864254 if you might be interested.


Ashton 50/50 Lottery: ( in aid of Church funds )

February 2014

59 members -  Church donation £147.50
Christmas bonus stands at £29.25

Please help Support Our Church
Click Here for more information >>>


Roade Village Items:


Roade Library:

We have thousands of books, audio books and DVDs for you to choose from.

Why not drop in and visit us.

Contact details:

Roade Library

High Street



tel: 01604 863783


Opening Hours:

Monday & Tuesday  – Closed

Wednesday to Friday 2.00pm to 6.00pm

Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm

Sunday   1.00pm to 4.00pm

Mobile Library:

The mobile library visits Stoke Bruerne on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The stop is at The Navigation Inn car park from 15.15pm to 16.00pm.

The mobile library also visits Hartwell on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

The stop is at 13, Blacksmiths Way from 16.50pm to 17.35pm

Home Library Service:

If you are unable to visit a library for reasons of age, disability or infirmity you are entitled to the Home Library Service. Home Library Service customers receive a free personal library service with a range of books, talking books, music and information selected according to their own preferences and delivered to their home by a volunteer.

If you care for someone who cannot be left alone, then you may also be eligible for this service. For more information phone 01327 703130

More information on the library service is available at


Friends of Roade Library

Did you know that Roade Library has a Friends Group? We support the library by raising funds and promoting the library in the community.   Any money raised goes towards buying those little extras for Roade Library, such as craft materials, games and beanbags, as well as supporting events.

We always welcome new helpers, committee members, and ideas for how we can support and promote the library. We are also keen to get people from other local villages in the library. If you are interesting in helping or joining the committee, please contact the Chair of the Friends, Harriet Abbott ( 01604 86303). The committee meets once a month on a Sunday afternoon, apart from December and August.


Roade Surgery Patients Participation

Would you like to have your say about the services we provide?

Roade surgery has 2 representatives on The Parks Medical Practice Patient Participation Group which meets every 2 month with practice staff to decide ways of making positive contributions to the service offered by the Practice to the patients. If you are interested in getting involved you will find all the information on the surgery website  or on our notice board just inside door at the surgery.

The Practice together with the PPG is forming a virtual reference group to encourage patients to give their views about the practice and the services it offers. From time to time we would like to ask the members of the group some questions such as what do you think about opening times or the quality of care or services you received. We will contact you via e-mail and keep the surveys succinct. We aim to gather as many interested patients as possible from as broad a spectrum as possible to get a true representative sample.

We need young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and all ethnic groups. If you would like to influence the decisions the practice makes and are happy for us to contact you occasionally by e-mail please call Vivienne Rust on 01604862320 or e=mail her at for more details

The PPG together with the surgery held a series of friendly and informal Carers café’s at the surgery to give carers the opportunity to air their thoughts and get advice and information about the support that is available from the various organisations who came to speak. It is our intention to hold more of these Café’s in the spring so please watch the notice boards in the surgery and around the village alternatively contact the above to register your interest.

It is essential that the surgery has up to date information such as your address and telephone number to enable it to quickly and accurately identify you, please let our reception staff know if any of your contact details have changed.




All abilities welcomed

Tuesday  7pm-8pm

Willison Centre, Roade
and / or

Friday  9.30am

Roade Methodist Church Hall


Ideal for beginners and
active seniors

Wednesday 10-11am

Roade Methodist Church Hall

Tel Sue 07587155018


Ashton Playground Association

Ashton Playground Association was set up earlier this year to meet the recognised need in the village for play facilities for children and young people. The need was highlighted in public meetings and in responses in the questionnaire regarding the Hut Land. The aim of the Association is to raise funds for playground equipment to be situated on the Recreation Ground to the back of the Old Crown Pub.

Click Here for more information
and minutes of meetings >>>


The Ashton Afternoon  Book Club

There is now an afternoon book club in the village. We meet on the second Thursday in the month at 31 Stoke Road. The meetings start at 2pm and all are welcome.

For further information contact either:

Pauline Green on 01604 863641 or
Sandra Lemon on 01604 863634

The Old Crown Inn:

Licensees Bex and Ian welcome you to the
 For details of our current planned events and menus see our  web site at

Opening Times:

Tuesday - Friday

12 noon to 3pm and 6pm to 11.30pm
Food served 12-2.30pm & 6-9.30pm

Saturday 12 midday to 11.30pm Food served 12-9.30pm

Sunday 12 midday to 10.30pm Food served 12-4.00pm


Monthly Quiz Night

Normally every first Sunday of each month at the Old Crown 8.00pm,  


call Bex for more information  01604 862268



In the Summer, The Old Crown will be hosting a music festival in aid of Cynthia Spencer.

It will take place on July 12th.  Not only will there be lots of music acts to listen too, there will be lots of great stalls to visit.

If anyone is interested in having a stall please contact Kelli by email for more details at


For more information

Bex & Ian Street
Tel: 01604 862268


Ashton Village News Letter (AVN)

Latest Ashton Village Newsletter (AVN):

Issue No 139 - January 2014

Check out our full AVN archive

For our latest issue and

all the way Back to issue 1 !!!

Click Here for more information >>> AVN Archive


Ashton Mums and Tots Group

Come and join our  Mums and Tots group held in the school on
Thursday afternoons 13.30pm - 15.15pm.   -  £1   
contact Lynne Turnbull 075454 62892.           


Join The AshtonVillage Email List

if you want to keep up to date with all the events and news in Ashton and receive an emailed copy of the Parish Council minutes, why not add yourself to the village email list. Simply send your email address to and we will add

your name to the list.
Or contact  
Wendy Turvey 01604 863 627


Mens Own Rugby Club:

After many weeks of hard work refurbishing, the Rugby Club is now open.

Ashton Parish Council have helped support this work, and the club are happy for any of the village to visit the club, get involved and use the club for events.

For more information contact Jo Hill:

Mob: 07779061328


Club web site: Northampton Mens Own RFC


Letter from Mens Own Rugby

Club to Ashton Parish Council

In our previous response we clarified the arrangements with regard to bookings of

the club. As an amateur ruby club we do not have a regular income and rely on membership and donation to keep the club afloat. We have had to be careful with budgets as you can appreciate and our operating margins

are very tight.

We are keen to get more involved with the village and are happy to allow not

for profit community organisations to use the club for free.

In this instance if additional bar staff or caterers are required then additional costs

would apply as we cannot absorb these. If the club is to be booked by an individual

or organisation then the booking fee of £25 per hour (£20 for members) will apply.

We are not in a position to offer the hall for free to every village member. We are

happy to discuss individual arrangements and will be as flexible as possible.

If you would like any clarification or have any queries please do speak to the new

bookings secretary. Natalie can be contacted on 07816 542564 or

Phil Kimberley (Chairman, Mens Own Rugby Club)


Hall for Hire:

The newly refurbished clubhouse is the ideal place to host your next event. Whether it be a celebration party, corporate meeting or community project the Mens Own RFC can suit your requirements. Situated in the idyllic tranquil surroundings we can offer a fully licensed bar, 11 acres of playing fields, catering facilities, ample parking, disabled and baby change facilities and that all important wi-fi connection.

For more information please contact the booking secretary

Mrs Joanna Hill 07779 061328.


Come and Play Rugby:

Aged between 7 and 17?  Why not come and play rugby. We meet on every Sunday

10:30 - 12:00pm. Mens Own support sport in the community and have RFU fully qualified Coaches working closely with Hartwell School with after-school training sessions for year 4, 5 and 6 on Tuesday 3:30 - 4:15 and years 2 and 3 on Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00.

Any level of ability and age are welcome at Mens Own, whether its to join the mini/juniors on a Sunday morning or the senior teams and be made to feel welcome in our friendly family clubhouse. We have a fully licensed bar as well as selling hot drinks and food.

For further club details, fixture lists and summer training dates, please visit:,
or call Mike Northall on 01604 863605 for the senior team or
Angela Birch on 07747 447452 for the mini/juniors.


Men’s Own Rugby Club and Dog Walkers

The Men’s Own Rugby Club are asking that people walking their dogs in the area recognize that the field is used for playing rugby by adults and young people. Many of the local youngsters are learning to play the game at the club.

Having the field fouled by dogs not only unpleasant but also a health hazard.

Would people with dogs please refrain from allowing their dogs to defecate on the field and in the event of an ‘accident’ please remove the offending material.


Crime In Ashton

If you have anything to report

Visit us at

Or see our Neighbourhood Watch page

Neighbourhood Watch


Support your Local Business’s

Click Here for more information >>>Business


Shop on line:

Save money & Help Our Church

Click Here for more information


All donations to Ashton's

St Michael and All Angels church fund.


Hire Knights’ Hall:

You can now hire Knights’ Hall for your event

Click Here for more information >>> Knights Hall Hire

Marion Wilson on 864254




Copies of the book
are still available

To celebrate the completion of  the 10  year project to re-order our Church, we have written a new book about  Ashton.

Village snapshot is a collection of photographs, documents, memories, facts, figures and video still that have been collected over the years by Andrew Fowler and David Farrand.

Written in an easy to read style, based on our popular historical Walk and Talk tours of our village.  In addition we have added reminiscences of earlier days in Ashton.

Village Snapshot - A walk through Ashton's Past sold very well at the Book Launch in December and has had many good reviews.

If you missed the opportunity to buy your copy, there are still some available.

Contact Marion on 01604  864254

for more information and how to buy a copy.
Village Snapshot-2010

If you would like to order this book, please contact

Marion Wilson   01604 864254

or email


Visiting Ashton:?

How to find us

Click Here for more information >>> Maps

If you are to visit Ashton, then consider

staying at one of our local hotels / B&B etc.

Click Here for more information>>>Accommodation List


Ashton Family History Scrapbook:

originally Published in 1953 – Now available again !

Over the last 54 years, this book has become a 'classic' for those wishing to study the history of Ashton village from its very earliest days to 1953. Its now re-printed

click below for more information and how to buy a copy © 2007

Click Here for more information >>>Scrapbook - 1953