Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations
Ashmansworth celebrated the Jubilee with two major celebrations: Lighting of our Beacon at Lower Manor Farm on Thursday 2nd June and a splendid street party with hog roast outside the village hall on Sunday 5th June, with mugs given to all the children. Both were very well attended occasions, with around 70 villagers and it was great to meet up again after so long apart due to the Covid restrictions.
Remembrance Service 2021
We had a good turnout of around 80 at our war memorial. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the church and the parish.
On Remembrance Day itself, a myriad of knitted poppies were embedded in a net spread over the memorial. These were all created by our villagers and made an evocative sight! Many thanks to Ann Rowe for organising this.
On 26 October 2021, we had another visit from the Portobello Trust in London, with a coach load of children to play football with local teams on our recreation ground and refreshments in our village hall. By all accounts it was a most enjoyable occasion:
Our trip to Ashmansworth village was a great success. We don’t really get a chance to take the boys out of the London area so they were super excited to be traveling by coach to the countryside. Also it was great to see the U12 boys mixing and having fun with the younger U7 boys.
On arrival the boys got to play some fun games and light training activities before the matches took place against Ollie's team. The matches were played on a round robin basis where both sets of players were eager to show off their skills and goal scoring abilities. Both sets of players worked very hard and were treated to a well-earned spread of delicious food and drink after the games. Players of the day from both teams were given a brand new football to take home.
On the journey back to London and within an hour of travel most of the boys were asleep as the exertions of the day took its toll.
They had a fantastic experience and would like to say a big thank you to Flora, Ollie and Gig for everything!
Ethan (U7 player):
I loved going on the coach, when got there we played on the Village Green which was big!, I also scored and liked the food after the game. I would really like to come back again
On 29 July 2021, we had a lovely visit by two coach loads of children from London, arranged by the Rugby Portobello Trust. They really enjoyed playing in our fresh air and a special lunch - see video. We look forward to welcoming them back here for football in October!