Tag Archives: Bunting

Halfway to the Ashbourne Bunting target


Ashbourne’s bunting is now drawing in more support online and through donations and pledges directly to the Ashbourne News Telegraph. £5000 will secure it’s replacement which should last a few years. The organisers would still welcome volunteers who can help … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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An 8 mile journey begins with the first 570 metres


  Eight miles of bunting! It sounds like a huge amount but just how far is that in Ashbourne terms. I had a look on a map and basically if you start at the office of the Ashbourne News Telegraph … Continue reading

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Go fund our bunting – 7.5 miles to go


Ashbourne’s bunting is a spectacular sight and something which has drawn the national press’s attention. In answer to the obvious “so what” question the benefits are in tourism and footfall in town from daytrippers. Every single shop, cafe, restaurant and … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in July – an insider’s guide


July is a great example of this. The town itself never looks better. Think of July and you think of summer sunshine. The cobbled market square, little yards and the miles of bunting create an excellent theatre. Visitors can just … Continue reading

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An appreciation of Summer in Ashbourne


Yesterday morning I woke up and looked out on my world and just thought how lucky I am. The sun was shining and highlighting flowers and leaves while the trees cast a cool dappled shadow on the grass. I sat … Continue reading

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An Ashbourne Christmas poem


As Santa approached to collect his sleigh He looked down on Ashbourne ahead of his day At Shentons they’d serviced the tinselly sled He’d rejected some camels for reindeer instead.

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