Over the last few years the Ashbourne Old Trust had been in discussions with the British Museum to borrow the original seal-die of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School with the aim of exhibiting it in Ashbourne. Having also liaised with the Derbyshire Museums Service and the County Library Service we eventually held three exhibitions of objects associated with the history and development of Ashbourne.
We organised a series of talks, lectures and events over the three months on a variety of subjects and periods, including Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian at a number of local venues including the Town Hall, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and St Oswald’s Church Hall.
These events were kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
We increased the number of people, both local and visitors, who are interested in and became involved in the heritage of the town.
As well as the exhibitions and talks the project created informative leaflets on the various collections at each location.
The project also produced a new book on the History and Treasures of Ashbourne. A new Heritage Trail Guide and a photographic history panel in Ashbourne Park and refurbishment and replacement of the finger posts around the town.
We would like to thank all those who helped make the project such a success, from our wonderful volunteer stewards, the organising committee and to all those who all played a part to bring our treasures to so many…thank you. Here are just some of them:
- Acres Signs
- Adrian Henstock
- All our talented speakers
- All our wonderful volunteers
- Ashbourne Camera Club
- Ashbourne Heritage Centre
- Ashbourne Heritage Society
- Ashbourne Library
- Ashbourne News Telegraph
- Ashbourne Secretarial Services
- Ashbourne Town Council
- Ashbourne Treasures Committee
- British Library
- British Museum
- Buxton Museum & Art Gallery
- Derbyshire County Council
- Derbyshire Dales County Council
- Derbyshire Life
- Derbyshire Record Office
- Exxon Fund
- Foundation Derbyshire & Hall Family Fund
- Heritage Lottery Fund
- Malcolm Lane Signs
- National Archive
- Pater Walker
- Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School
- St Oswald’s Church
- Sue Prince
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