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History Room

Documents, maps and photographs are available for research in our History Room which is located behind the Ash Victoria Hall.

Visitors are welcome by appointment. To book please email

A small selection from the material in the History Room

The Heathcote School Collection is very rich in memories. It includes all the photographs and artwork displayed in the exhibition at the school preceding its closure in 1987 (65/1-2). All the material has been indexed by name and subject. We also have aerial photographs of Ash Parish (66/-) and there is a selection of highlights from the school log books (70/-). The Heathcote School Collection also includes the history of the village, with items as diverse as a newspaper report of a lecture given in 1923 (94/3/1), illustrations of the Methodist Church at various dates (94/27/1-5) and Longacre from the air (94/33/1).

Our collection of maps includes a special map showing the mains drainage scheme in 1954, as well as a variety of Ordnance Survey maps of various dates and scales (74/-).

A selection of newscuttings, 1938-1969, collected by well known Councillor R.F.Tolley makes interesting reading (21/1), as does his collection of election posters and leaflets (21/2).

We have a collection of photographs and cuttings from Ash Vale First School dating from 1958 until its closure (88/-).

We have copies of the fascinating publications of local boy Peter Freeman (111/1/1-7) along with copies of some of his wonderful drawings (111/2/1-2).

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