Discover village’s hidden secrets at Ashwell at Home 2015

Open gardens at last year's Ashwell at Home.

Open gardens at last year's Ashwell at Home. - Credit: Archant

An event packed with entertainment for all the family is taking place on Sunday to celebrate the secret delights of the picturesque village of Ashwell.

The theme of this year’s Ashwell at Home – which runs from 11am until 5pm – is ‘secret Ashwell’, with the organisers putting on plenty of activities for visitors to discover.

As well as the array of gardens large and small available to view around the village, a secret garden never opened before will be on display, you can visit the lock-up – which is no longer in use – and help dig an archeological pit.

Dotted around will be ‘Ashwell alive’ plaques telling the history of the village and many of its houses.

An unwritten theme of this year’s extravaganza appears to be variety, with a wealth of activities ranging from cow milking at the dairy to basket making up for grabs.

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Also on offer is a Mummers play, Morris dancing, a cricket match, veteran cycles, well dressing and live music which promises to cater to all tastes.

Children can enjoy free workshops including singing and drama sessions and having a go at making and racing junk boats.

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Ashwell Museum, St Mary’s Church – containing graffiti from the time of the Black Death – and Ashwell Primary School will all be open for your browsing pleasure.

Refreshments will be available throughout the day with homemade lunches at the school and light refreshments and teas in the parish rooms, church and school, as well as stalls with cakes and plants for sale.

There will also be the opportunity to find out more about businesses from the area, some of whom will be opening their premises on Sunday, as well as the chance to discover the village’s clubs and organisations.

Tickets are available on the day priced at £6.

There is free parking and under-18s get in for free.

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