Sun shines during Ashwell at Home

Town crier, Graham Scott in, his first year at this post. He interrupted his Australian holiday to r

Town crier, Graham Scott in, his first year at this post. He interrupted his Australian holiday to return for the festival. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

The sun put his hat on and crowds turned out in droves to celebrate the biggest event in Ashwell’s calendar.

The Letchworth Morris Men. Picture: Clive Porter.

The Letchworth Morris Men. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Proving the Ashwell at Home festival was not to be missed – town crier Graham Scott flew back from his holiday in Australia to take part in the merry occasion on Sunday.

The festival was a celebration of old and new, as revellers were treated to performances from local musical duo InMotion at the United Reformed Church, as well as a dance by the Letchworth Morris Men and performances of medieval music.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘secret Ashwell’. Visitors were invited to stroll around and discover more about the village’s past and some of Ashwell’s finest gardens were unveiled to the public, some for the first time.

There was plenty to get involved in, with traditional activities such as cow milking, a cricket match and veteran cycles.

Stephen and Ruth Ten Hove in their wonderful family garden, one of a a number open to the many visit

Stephen and Ruth Ten Hove in their wonderful family garden, one of a a number open to the many visitors. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

Medieval music outside the museum. Picture: Clive Porter.

Medieval music outside the museum. Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant

John Malseed with his penny farthing bike outside the museum.Picture: Clive Porter.

John Malseed with his penny farthing bike outside the museum.Picture: Clive Porter. - Credit: Archant


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