Aston on Trent is rich in heritage but until 2004 had no comprehensive record of its history or any organised collection of documents, photos or other archive material. There was a concern that many elderly residents in particular had no facilities to pass on a wealth of interesting stories of times past for future generations.
In September 2004 a small group of interested villagers met to set up a formally constituted Local History Group. The principal aim was (and continues to be) to provide, maintain and develop a comprehensive history of Aston on Trent using a variety of formats, easily accessible to all and involving as many members of the community – young and old – as possible.
To date, our Group is one of the fastest growing organisations in the village.
The Local History Group is grateful for projects funding from many sources. This website has been developed with grants from Awards for All and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
What We Do
- We offer an annual programme of monthly meetings plus other regular events and visits.
- We host a guided Village Trail event for small parties complete with knowledgeable guide, trail booklet and quality refreshments. Click here for details.
- We run several funded projects designed to maximise the development of a comprehensive heritage record.
- We involve many individuals and social groups in our activities.
- We provide a range of quality booklets, books and CDs produced by the Group.
- We organise a number of visual displays about village history. Our new Heritage Centre is now open for visitors interested in local history or more detailed research. The Centre can be booked for small meetings and group activities. Click here for details.
- This website consistently attracts over 1800 hits a month from all over the world. You’re invited to browse our site for more fascinating insights into our history & heritage.
- We have a lot of fun and enjoy ourselves!