Just finished editing three of the church services we have filmed. All three very different and all three very lovely. Unfortunately we can’t post these sections on the internet so not so many people will be able to see them. I think it will be very interesting to people in the future to see how many people still attend Sunday worship in the year 2010 and how important it is to them. I have also tried very hard in my editing to show what each service consists of, how they differ one from the other (and they do very much – that’s the amazing part) and what’s important to the people who take part. As a non church-goer myself I hope I’ve got it right for them. I was very moved by all the services. Of the 8 churches in Ashby, 4 have responded to us and I hope the others will too in time.
Ashby Museum was established in 1982 in a small cottage in Lower Church Street. In 1991 it relocated to its present home in North Street, where it shares the old National School building with the town Library and Tourist Information Centre. In 2006-7, thanks to a major Heritage Lottery Fund Grant, a two storey extension was added. It is a Registered Charity and is run by a group of trustees supported by over 50 volunteer custodians. It won the Leicestershire Heritage Award for best temporary exhibitions in 1998, 2001 and 2003. In July 2007, the museum won Museum of the Year in Leicestershire. It works closely with the county Museum Service and other independent museums in the area, sharing expertise and artefacts.