Aston On Trent






World War



  • aston memorial hall
  • When and Where we Meet

    In the village War Memorial Hall on the last Tuesday evening of every month (except August and December).

    All meetings and events are open to anyone.

    An admission fee of £2.50 is payable by those over 18 years of age, children below this age are admitted free of charge.

    Meetings commence at 7.30pm and usually include an illustrated talk by a visiting speaker. Refreshments are provided.

    Meetings will typically last between 1 and 2 hours.

    All meetings and events are open to everyone subject only to necessary limits of space or health and safety. Access to our HARD COPY and DIGITAL ARCHIVE is available every Monday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 at The All Saints' Heritage Centre Our Archivists are always willing to help.

    Address of the hall:
    Aston on Trent War Memorial Hall
    Chellaston Lane
    Aston on Trent
    DE72 2AX

    Ordnance Survey Grid Reference: 412 296
    Geographical Position: North 1° 23? 21? West 52° 51? 42?

    Events Programme

    MAJOR EXHIBITION: NOW CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Aston through the decades 1900-2020 MAY 16th / 17th All Saints' Heritage Centre 10am-4pm. Using photos and information we tell the story of our changing village over 12 decades including a fascinating and detailed look at many village shops throughout this period. Exhibition incudes a commemorative display of the celebration of VE Day 1945 in partnership with the Aston & Weston Veterans Trust. Admission FREE. Visit and be facinated! The exhibition and wider project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. PLUS: our new publication 'Telling Tales: Sharing Stories' edition 2 will be on sale at the exhibition. 52 pages of interesting and amusing insights of Aston over the past 50 years as told by village residents Speaker Programme 2020 PLEASE NOTE: ALL MONTHLY PUBLIC MEETINGS REGRETABLY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

    January 28th Stephen Flinders: Terror from the Skies - the Zeppelin Raids

    February 25th Mick Appleby: Protecting the House from Foul Spirits - Medieval finger crossing!

    March 24th Rev'nd Tony Luke: Parson, Preacher,Priest - Church and Society 1700-1900

    April 28th Vaughan Wheatley: This is Elvaston Castle

    May 26th Vince Eager : My life in music (Vince Eager was a national 'heart-throb' in the early days of 1950s/60s rock and roll)

    June 23rd Nigel Heldreich: The History of the Memory Box - A mix of traditional craft and stories

    July 28th John Whitfield: New Light on Edward and Mrs Simpson

    August: NO MEETING

    September 22nd Peter Liddle: Houses of the Hastings - an archaelogical tale or two

    October 27th Steve Aynsley: Alvaston Old Hall - little known local history

    November 24th Bob Neill's Bits and Bobs - back by popular demand - but what are they?

    December: NO MEETING