Ashurst Wood Historians was founded in 1979…“To research and record the history of our village, its landscape, dwellings and the lives of its people through the stories of our residents, past and present.”

During our AGM in August the group discussed memberships fees and it was the consensus of the meeting that these should be raised from £15 to £20 to cover the increasing fees of speakers.

The programme for the coming year has been formalised and can be seen here.

Our next meeting is on 13th September when we will have a talk entitled:

Walking on Water—The Social History of Britain’s Pleasure Piers—by Kathryn Ferry

In the first few years a great deal of research undertaken and the results are included in two books which are available for sale – see the section of the website headed “publications“.

The group has an extensive range of archive material. This is stored at Ashurst Wood Village Centre by kind permission of the Village Centre Trustees. The archives can be accessed by prior arrangement.

The group continues to meet monthly between September and July and most months have an invited speaker to talk about a matter of historic interest.


Recent Events

Click on title above to see a summary of some of our recent events.

AGM 2022.

Held in August 2022,  officers were elected as follows:

Chair: Keith Stacey

Secretary: Wendy Stacey

Treasurer: Angie Jones

Those present reviewed some options for presentations next year, and the necessity to increase membershi fees. Formal minutes can be downloaded here :-  MinsAGM12-07-2022

Our programme for 2022-23 can be seen here

If you have an interest in local history and would like to join the group please contact Wendy Stacey (01342 323880) or wendy@keithandwendy.net – annual subscription £15.
Visitors are welcome so if there is an item in the programme of particular interest you can come along on a one – off basis and pay just £3 which includes refreshments at the end of the talk.

If you would like to know more about what’s going on in the village today visit the Village Council website