In the village War Memorial Hall on the last Tuesday evening of every month (except August and December).
All meetings and events are open to anyone.
An admission fee of £2.50 is payable by those over 18 years of age, children below this age are admitted free of charge.
Meetings commence at 7.30pm and usually include an illustrated talk by a visiting speaker. Refreshments are provided.
Meetings will typically last between 1 and 2 hours.
All meetings and events are open to everyone subject only to necessary limits of space or health and safety. Access to our HARD COPY and DIGITAL ARCHIVE is available every Monday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 at The All Saints’ Heritage Centre Our Archivists are always willing to help.
Address of the hall:
Aston on Trent War Memorial Hall
Aston on Trent
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: 412 296
Geographical Position: North 1° 23? 21? West 52° 51? 42?
MAJOR EXHIBITION: ‘Aston through the Decades 1900-2020’ has been re-scheduled for the weekend of October 9th-10th Using visual, audio and digital platforms the exhibition tells the story of our changing village over 12 decades including a fascinating and detailed look at many village shops throughout this period.
Exhibition includes a commemorative display of the celebration of VE Day 1945 in partnership with the Aston & Weston Veterans Trust. Admission FREE. Visit and be facinated! The exhibition and wider project has been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. PLUS: our new publication ‘Telling Tales: Sharing Stories’ edition 2 will be on sale at the exhibition. MAJOR EXHIBITION: ‘Aston through the Decades 1900-2020’ (November 2020) was a major success and our thanks for the many people who visited and discovered more about our historic village. If you’re interested in finding more about Aston or family history you are very welcome to call in to our open archive sessions every Monday from 10am – 12 Noon in the Heritage Centre You can use the hard copy or digital archive, ask questions of the team and enjoy a cuppa, all without cost Speaker Programme
JANUARY 25th Elvaston Castle slide show with Richard Coates
FEBRUARY 22nd Alvaston Hall with Steve Aynsley
MARCH 22nd Derby & Sandiacre Canal: Progress Update with Chris Madge
APRIL 26th Elvaston Castle: History and the the Future with Mike Tong
MAY 24th Edward & Mrs Simpson with John Whitfield
JUNE 28th ‘You’re never too old to Rock ‘n Roll’ with 1950s Superstar Vince Eager
JULY 26th A local Kinder Transport Survivor (escape of children from Nazi Germany) with Julie Whitehouse AUGUST NO MEETING
SEPTEMBER 27TH Derby’s other Railway with Ken Anderson
OCTOBER 25th Regenerating Aston Hall Lake with Steve Deakin
NOVEMBER 22nd The Mummer’s Play with Tony Razzell
DECEMBER NO MEETING
All meetings are held in the War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane. 7.30pm Admission £3.00 includes refreshments