Aston cum Aughton History Group
Aston-cum-Aughton is situated on the southern border of the county of South Yorkshire and includes the villages of Aston, Aughton, Fence, Swallownest and the now demolished mining hamlet of North Staveley.
The History Group meets on the first and third Mondays of the month (except August) in the William Layne Reading Room on Aughton Lane, Aston.
As a group, we continue to research the history of the parish of Aston-cum-Aughton, recording memories and investigating records held in local libraries and archives.
For many years we have been collecting photographs of all aspects of life in Aston-cum-Aughton and these are available for parishioners to browse on our open days etc.
We have published five books of various aspects of the history of Aston-cum-Aughton.
Currently we are involved in photographing the villages of the parish and recording the rapid changes that are happening in Aston-cum-Aughton.
We invite speakers on various aspects of local history and these events are open to members of the public. We also take an active part in local events such as the Rotherham Heritage Fair, Aston Carnival and Heritage Open Days.
William Layne Reading Room