Ashford’s Hidden Treasures – 22

With Remembrance Day coming up this week, it seemed appropriate to focus on a hidden treasure that has its origins in World War 1. These crew members actually had a fairly good survival rate – much better than contemporaries fighting on the ground or in combat aircraft. Nevertheless it must have taken some guts to sit in a small carriage beneath a large envelope of explosive hydrogen… with a top speed of 53 mph.

Ashford’s Hidden Treasures – 7

This week.. One of the many heroic achievements of World War 1. Ian Wolverson is organising an exhibition of the many letters written to Elizabeth Quinton Strouts at St Mary’s Church Great Chart between 31st July and 8th August. The exhibition is to mark the centenary of the unveiling of the village war memorial on 4th August 1921.