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The perfect market town (a vision)


Close your eyes and imagine the perfect place to live… Its Summer, of course its summer. You’ve got a great house – wisteria round the doorway – and a garden full of flowers with your family happily playing. Just down … 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 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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Ashbourne’s Bunting Heroes! They need our help


I feel a thunderbolt could strike me at any moment but I’m going to ask you to look at a Daily Mail article and for once there is a shred of truth in it: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152979/Diamond-Jubilee-Britains-bonkers-bunting-streets-homes-decked-red-white-blue.html This morning I suddenly realised … Continue reading

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10 things I like about Ashbourne #7 Highland Gathering


Unfortunately this year’s event was cancelled again – hopefully this isn’t the end of a recent Ashbourne institution. Let’s face it, its madness. Hundreds of pipers, tug-of-war, strongman competition and the fell race…all in Ashbourne. I would love to have … Continue reading

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