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GaryTrotmanPhotoZ Ashwell Village.

The photography of Gary Trotman taken from a magical visit to the wonderful and picturesque village.

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Ashwell is a picturesque village in north Hertfordshire some 45 miles from the centre of London and a few miles from the A1(M) motorway. It nestles on the chalk scarp on the spring line. The springs, to be found in the village, are one of the sources of the River Cam.

A planned Anglo-Saxon town, Ashwell has a range of vernacular buildings which are dominated by the impressive 14th century St Mary’s Church.  A market town at the time of the Domesday Survey of 1086 the street pattern still indicates where the market place was.  During the medieval period the village stagnated and is one of the reasons for the wealth of timber-framed buildings to be found when walking down the High Street.

Today the village is home to about 1,700 people and is a hub of activity.  The shops and services cater of most daily needs and include a small supermarket, a butcher, a baker, a chemist,  a post office, hairdressers, an estate agent and a florist. There is a doctor’s surgery and a dental surgery.  Spiritual needs are catered for by a church, two chapels and three pubs.

For those interested in sport there are cricket, football, tennis, and badminton clubs.  Ashwell Show, on August Bank holiday, not only allow some to qualify for the Horse of the Year show and for Crufts but also provides pleasure for thousands and much appreciated donations to local worthy causes.  Ashwell at Home, on a Sunday in mid-May, raises money for the museum, school and church restoration fund.  On this is a day gardens, shops and businesses are open to the public for a small charge.

Source: Ashwell.Gov.Uk

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  • Man arrested in connection with two robbery offences including Tesco knifepoint raid 01 Apr 2020 01:23 East Anglian Daily Times PUBLISHED: 10:44 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 15:40 31 March 2020 Holly Hume A man attempted to rob the Spar store in St Olaves Precinct, Bury St Edmunds. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS Archant The first incident happened at around 5.30am on Monday March 23 at the Tesco …
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  • Dane Piedt ends South Africa career to chase American dream 27 Mar 2020 17:23 CricInfo Dane Piedt, the nine-times capped South African Test offspinner, still harbours hopes of playing at a 50-over World Cup, albeit not for the country of his birth. Piedt will move to the USA in the next few months to be part of the new Minor League T20 …
  • Woman left with head injury after assault in Bradford 27 Mar 2020 06:24 Huddersfield Daily Examiner A woman had to be rushed to hospital after she was left with a head injury after an assault in Bradford. Emergency services were called to Ashwell Road at the junction with Saplin Street, Bradford, at around 9.50am on Friday, March 20. The victim, a 24- …
  • Police hunt for suspects involved in Tesco knifepoint robbery 26 Mar 2020 12:12 East Anglian Daily Times PUBLISHED: 10:50 26 March 2020 | UPDATED: 10:50 26 March 2020 Sophie Barnett A police cordon remained in place several hours after the incident Picture: MICHAEL STEWARD Archant Police were called to the Tesco Express in Lawson Place just after 5.50am on …
  • Isligton’s unsung heroes honoured as Ben Kinsella Award and civic gongs are given out 18 Mar 2020 11:44 Islington Gazette PUBLISHED: 09:54 18 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:54 18 March 2020 Lucas Cumiskey Mayor's Civic Award winners 2020. Picture: Islington Council Archant The unsung heroes who make Islington such a special place were honoured at an awards ceremony at the …
  • Byo events cancelled . . .gatherings of more than 100 banned 18 Mar 2020 09:38 Chronicle The Chronicle Mthabisi Tshuma, Showbiz Correspondent The Government has suspended public gatherings of more than 100 people including weddings and church events for the next 60 days as it monitors the Covid-19 pandemic.  Other events which have been …