Ashby Museum News
Sunday, 24th of March, 2019
We are delighted that our plea for Volunteers in last month's Ashby Life has resulted in two people offering their help. Hopefully, that is just the start. Please come along for a chat if you are interested in joining us. Julie Summerton from the NWLDC came in to the Museum to present us with a plaque, in recognition of their Grant towards our new wall-mounted display case. It is thanks to support from the three tiers of councils that your Museum is able to survive. We are grateful to them as well as to our volunteers.
We are improving our displays when we can - recently a photographic wall display on Ashby Station was mounted; this is to be followed by one on the old horse-drawn tramway from Ashby to Ticknall and Cloud Hill. We also hope to mount a wall poster on the Hastings Family Tree from the Conquest onwards. These are all thanks to John Pearson, our A/V and Marketing Manager.
Our programme of summer walks is now complete. In addition to walks for three outside groups we can offer four to the general public. Do come along and find out more about Ashby’s fascinating history. Walks start at the Museum at 7 p.m., cost £4 per person and involve roughly an hour and a half of easy walking Dates are as follows:- Wednesday May 22nd (part of the National Forest programme), Wednesday June 26th, Wednesday July 24th and Wednesday August 7th (Scandal and Murder). These walks are popular (the last one is already half full) so please book a place at the Museum on 01530 560090, or call at reception in person.