In 2022, Oxford Archaeology South will be digging the site of a proposed children’s home on the outskirts of the West Oxfordshire village of Aston.
Documents indicate that Aston was founded by the 10th century AD, but little else is known about the subsequent origins and development of the village. Our excavation will shed light on medieval Aston before the time of the Black Death, from the mid-11th century to the mid-13th century AD.
We will share regular updates on our progress and what we've found on this blog in the coming weeks.
There is the chance to visit our excavation the week commencing 10th October 2022. We will be on site between 8am and 4pm each weekday. It's a small site so we expect a tour to take no more than 45 minutes including time for questions and a chance to see the finds.
There is a blog about this excavation where you can read about the background to the project and where we'll be posting regular updates over the next two weeks: https://blog.oxfordarchaeology.com/aston-oxon/
On behalf of the Parish Council of Aston, Cote, Shifford and Chimney, the council on behalf of the councillors and parish wish to convey our sincerest condolences to His Majesty the King and all members of the Royal Family on the death of Her Majesty the Queen. We share the sentiments of loss and sorrow the World over at the passing of such a truly remarkable woman, the longest reigning monarch in British history, whose steadfastness and selfless service to our nation over so many decades has been utterly immeasurable.
God Save The King.
There is a book of condolence in St James Church, Aston which will be open daily from 9am to 5pm to allow those who wish to sign it to do so. It will remain there until 5pm on the day after the funeral when it will be closed.
There is an online book of condolence at www.royal.uk.
Anyone who wishes to sign the book but is unable to get to the church can contact the clerk (email@example.com) who will arrange for a page to be made available at the person's home address. This will then be added into the book at the church.
The public have been invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.
The National Moment of Reflection will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral, and be marked by a one-minute silence.
The silence can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils.
Community groups, clubs and other organisations across the country are encouraged to take part and people overseas are also encouraged to observe the one-minute silence at 8pm local time.
Details of larger-scale public events to be held across the country will be published at: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii.
We are holding Oxfordshire Conversation events across the county in September to connect with residents to give them the chance to ask our decision makers their burning questions and share their priorities to help us shape our budget during these tough times.
We are running a mix of online and venue events.
What are the big issues that matter to you and your community?
Oxfordshire County Council are holding Oxfordshire Conversations events, in locations across the county and online, bringing together residents and the councillors who lead our county council.
This is your chance to ask our decision makers your burning questions and share your priorities to help us shape our budget during these tough times.
Find your local event, book your space and start the conversation www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/conversations
News and information from Aston, Cote, Chimney & Shifford Parish Council.