I don’t think I’ve ever brought you post about Ashbourne, I really should, it has some very interesting buildings and history, that deserve a closer look than a cursory glance as I drive through (The A515 is not my favourite road, we have history, that road and I).
The nearest neighbour I’ve blogged about, is probably the lovely snowdrops at Hopton Hall which will be looking splendid, right now I guess.
or the rather eerie Magpie Mine.
Ashbourne has a very famous shrovetide football event, played by the Up’Ards and Down’Ards; it is not for the faint hearted. It laughs in the face of health and safety assessments. Here is the history, and here is a contemporary account, from BBC RadioDerby. I’ll stick to snowdrops.