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Ashley Auction of Promises
It's been 10 years since an Auction of Promises was held in Ashley. The last one was a great success - over 100 promises were auctioned and the evening was great fun. Now is the time to think about a promise or two that you can give and that can be auctioned to raise money for a New Kitchen for the Village Hall and for the Restoration Upgrade Project in the Church to make it more adaptable.
How about a stay in a holiday home? Washing Cars? Cooking for a dinner party? Any promises will be gratefully received, however big or small. Please be as creative as you can!
Apple Pressing at the Farm Shop
Jill Scott is hoping to bring along her crushing and pressing equipment to the Artisan Food & Craft Fair at the Ashley Farm Shop on Saturday 30th September. The Fair is open 10am - 4.30pm so look out for any more information on timings close to the day.
Bring along your own apples and clean containers to crush into lovely fresh apple juice. No charge - donations to charity.
Season tickets for Ashley Film Season
A discounted Season Ticket is once again available and allows for one free film - so £25 for all six films. Here are the dates for your diary so you can plan your future film entertainment in the village. As before doors open for refreshment and seats at 7.30pm and the film starts at 8.00pm.
11th October Hidden Figures - biographical drama about African American female mathematicians working at NASA.
8th November Starfish - true story of Tom Ray, a man from Rutland
13th December Lion - survival story of Saroo who gets lost on a train .... 25 years later
Plus more films on 14th February, 14th March and 11th April.
Churchyard Memorial Inscriptions - New Map
Over the past year or so you may have spotted Ros Gallant, Margaret Richold and Rita Berry hard at work among the headstones in the churchyard. They have been revising the booklet of Memorial Inscriptions which is available in the church. This booklet was produced by the Northamptonshire Family History Society in 1997.
In the past 20 years there have been many changes in the churchyard. There have been over 20 new graves added and a separate section for cremation ashes has been provided. There are also new techniques for deciphering previously illegible inscriptions and church records of baptisms, marriages and burials going back to the 1500’s are now available on the internet, with more recent ie C19 & C20 records available to us from our churchwardens. Peter Richold has designed some new maps. All these changes will, we hope, make it easier for people to find their relatives’ graves.
OUR NEW DEFIBRILLATOR
We all hope that this will never need to be used but here is the procedure:
- Ring 999 – they will automatically give you the code to open the heated outer cabinet and gain access to the defib.
- Someone needs to do manual CPR on the patient whilst the second person goes to the box to collect the defib.
- Once home follow the audio instructions from the defib until the ambulance service or first responders arrive.
A further training date for those whom as yet have not been able to attend has been arranged for 2.00pm on Sunday 24th September in the Village Hall.
Ashley Village Facebook Page
We would like to invite all Ashley Villagers to join our Facebook page. Now 51 members as of September 2017.
Any Facebook member can search to join the "Ashley Village" group and view, but only members will be able to view the contents of the page or post on the page for security.
Once a member please feel free to post away - anything relevant to village life!