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 This article will have to be extensively rewritten now that the Historical Notes haver been updated

Current plans for the Preservation and Restoration of the Ashley Church


The Church, newly painted as in October 2004, is shown on the Welcome (Front) Page of this site.

 BATTLE BETWEEN LOCAL DEFENDERS AND ALF'S IMPERIAL ARMY
FOR THE ASHLEY CHURCH
AT THE
EDWARDIAN COUNTRY FAIR, 12 3 05

 
 

  
    

    
     Over 1000 people attended and the stalls, raffle and gate tickets raised over $1500.


Mr George Lucking, the Historic  Places architect to  whom  so much is due  in  persuading the Trust and  the public to take the Ashley Church seriously, diedthe day before the Fair.  May he rest in peace.


GEORGE WILLIAM LUCKING
In loving memory and gratitude to a major Benefactor of the Ashley Church
born 16 4 1923 died 11 3 2005

funeral 2 pm 16 3 2005 at John Rhind's, Christchurch - requiem mass in Ashley  Church 22 3 05
R.I.P.


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