Welcome to our Local History Group
Something About Aston on Trent
Aston on Trent is a rural village approximately seven miles to the south west of Derby City. It has around 1800 residents and is known
for its energetic and socially dynamic approach to life. Over thirty social, learning and recreational groups prosper, providing
activities and events for all ages from the very young to the young at heart.
Aston on Trent was mentioned in the Domesday book, is near the site of a Neolithic settlement and has a wealth of social and
working heritage. Until the early twentieth century much of the village and adjoining land was owned by wealthy families.
To discover more about Aston on Trent and its other interesting activities use the navigation buttons at the top of the page.
Much of the village is now a conservation area and contains a number of old and fascinating buildings. The annual Well Dressing
Festival every July brings many visitors to view the locally decorated tableaux and accompanying stalls and entertainment.
Something About Our Local History Group
Aston on Trent is rich in heritage but until recently had no comprehensive record of its history or any organised collection of
documents, photos or other archive material. There was a concern that many elderly residents in particular had no facilities to pass
on a wealth of interesting stories of times past for future generations.
In September 2004 a small group of interested villagers met to set up a formally constituted Local History Group. The principal aim
was (and continues to be) to provide, maintain and develop a comprehensive history of Aston on Trent using a variety of formats,
easily accessible to all and involving as many members of the community - young and old - as possible.
To date, our Group is one of the fastest growing organisations in the village.
The Local History Group is grateful for projects funding from many sources. This website has been developed with grants from Awards
for All and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
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