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.”

In the first few years a great deal of research was 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.

Our next  meetings will be on:

Tuesday 12th March when we will have a talk on “Windmills, Watermills, and Tide Mills” delivered by Brian Braby


“Ashurst Wood in the 20th Century” an informal evening where members and guests can reminisce and share photos and documents etc. Lifelong residents of the village will be invited to share their memories. 

Our programme for 2018-19 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