|Over the last few years the Ashbourne Old Trust has 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 have now planned a larger exhibition of objects associated with the history and development of Ashbourne.
We have 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 are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will fully involve local schools and the wider community we hope they will increase the number of people, both local and visitors, who are interested in and will become involved in the heritage of the town.
As well as the exhibitions and talks there will be informative leaflets on the various collections at each location.
A 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.
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Rota’s for Stewards – updated 13th September