Your Social and Community Calender for 2014

We are enjoying a very busy year of key events and projects in the villages.

An exciting venture, Le Shop is now set up and at the Sweet Olive.

The Astons History Group is organising a Remembrance Weekend on 8th & 9th November, marking the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1, concentrating on our villages’ involvement.

Remembering the names of men from the First World War

More events here

An Introduction to the Villages

The two villages lie to the north of the Berkshire Downs in Oxfordshire, just off the A417 and three miles from the market towns of Wallingford and Didcot.

Both these villages have been inhabited since people first made their way along the ancient track known as The Ridgeway that is about three miles south on the Downs. The villages have a population of about 600 and are a lively and engaging environment for the local community who live here.

The villages sit right next to each other and behave as one community although there are formally two parish councils! Plenty of attractive and traditional cob walling, thatch cottages and flint and brick houses add to the ambiance of the villages and provide much historical and visual interest.

By Linda Benton

There are three churches in the two villages - the unusual church of All Saints and The United Reformed Church are in Aston Upthorpe and St. Michael's Church in Aston Tirrold.

There are a number of useful commercial activities in the village, including The Chequers Inn with a French restaurant, The Sweet Olive, The Chequers Garage, PPP weekly Pilates classes, Something for the Weekend home baking and garden services.

You can download our Brief for New Arrivals to the Astons document here, which summarises much of the information on this site and includes and includes other useful notes on this beautiful area which is part of the North Wessex Downs AONB.

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50th Anniversary Invitation

11th October 12:00-2.30

To mark this double anniversary our two organisations would like to invite village residents to join us for drinks and nibbles, on Saturday October 11th, from noon until 2.30pm.

There will also be a small display on the two organisations’ histories.

The Biscuit Boy, the Pilot and the Balloonist

Two talks about the First World War

8th November starts at 10:00am

Astons Community Led Plan (CLP)

Have your say about the future of the Astons

Astons Community Led Plan (CLP)



Thames Valley Police Non-Emergency Number has changed to 101

Reporting problems on a Right of Way. Find out how to do it.

Can't remember the village bin days? Click here.

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