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Family Race Night - Friday 19 October
ASHLEY VILLAGE HALL PRESENTS.....8 Exciting Televised Horse Races. Fancy trying your hand at being a Race Horse Owner? For an extra £2 own a horse and receive a bonus prize if your horse wins! Alternatively sponsor a race for just £20. All proceeds go towards maintenance of the village hall.
Doors Open 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Contact Kirstie Mitchell
Friends, Romans & Countrymen!
Did you know that Ashley has an interesting history of occupation during Roman Britain? Well, now we have the evidence that you can hold in your hand. In August 2017 Vic and Nic struck the proverbial gold, 2 feet underground, whilst metal detecting. They dug and scraped and uncovered a large rim of a bowl and then part of the base. Over 200 small and larger pieces were eventually unearthed. The bowl isn't valuable as it isn't gold or silver, but it is of great historic interest to local museums, as rarely are items found with so many larger pieces still intact. The FLO sent it to the British museum for identification. They certified the bowl as a rare Roman item dated 300 - 400 AD. It is made of copper alloy and potentially is a ceremonial or water bowl.
The bowl has been loaned to Kettering Museum and is being displayed from September 2018 to January 2019 and efforts will be made to raise money for restoration. Once the display has finished it will be donated to them.
Why not go and take a look at the find from Ashley? It is free entry to Kettering Museum and you can donate what you can to preserve this beautiful and rare item.
Ashley Village Facebook Page
We would like to invite all Ashley Villagers to join our "closed group" Facebook page. There are now 60 members (as of February 2018) and it's a great way to share the latest news.
Any Facebook member can search to join the "Ashley Village" group - just ask to be a friend and wait to be accepted! The group is organised so only members can view the contents. Once a member please feel free to post away - anything relevant to village life!
Facebook for Village Hall and Church
Please visit the open Facebook page for the Village Hall. Great for those outside the village too as there are photographs which show the excellent amenities available for hire. Visit: www.facebook.com/ashleyvillagehall
Please visit the open Facebook page for the Church. Find out about upcoming events in our Grade 1 listed Church.