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 £3.00 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?
PAST MAJOR EXHIBITIONS: ‘Aston through the Decades 1900-2020’ Using visual, audio and digital platforms the exhibition told the story of our changing village over 12 decades including a fascinating and detailed look at many village shops throughout this period. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
A commemorative display of the celebration of VE Day 1945 in partnership with the Aston & Weston Veterans Trust. The exhibition and wider project was funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Our new publication ‘Telling Tales: Sharing Stories’ edition 2 is now available on sale in the Heritage Centre plus other publications
‘ If you’re interested in finding more about Aston village 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 though a small donation is always welcome
PUBLIC MEETINGS 2024
JANUARY 23rd ‘The History beneath our Feet’ with Stephen Flinders
FEBRUARY 27th ‘Driving the Derby Mayor’ with Mick Arnott
MARCH 26th ‘You’re never too old to Rock ‘n Roll Pt 2’ with Vince Eager (1950s / 1960s Rock Idol)
APRIL 23rd ‘Shardlow Hone’y with John Crocker
MAY 28th ‘Sir Winston Churchill – Man of Destiny’ with John Whitfield
JUNE 25th ‘My Life in Aston’ with the Reverend Tony Luke (to be held in the Heritage Centre)
JULY 23rd Bob’s Bits and Bobs – Bob Neil and his ancient artefacts
SEPTEMBER 24th ‘Scottish Skirmishes’ with Ken Anderson
OCTOBER 22nd ‘Our Neighbouring Villages’ with Steve Aynsley
NOVEMBER 26th ‘St Mary’s Copse’: Weston on Trent with Craig Williamson
DECEMBER NO MEETING
All meetings are held in the War Memorial Hall, Chellaston Lane. 7.30pm Admission £3.00 includes refreshments