Newspaper Articles

From 1935 onwards, the Ashe Family has been in the news for one reason or another! This section of the website provides a selection of the various newspaper articles about different members of the Ashe Family.

Cambridge University

1935: Pat Ashe helps rescue river punt party
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Southwark Cathedral

1947: Pilgrimage to Canterbury
1949: Pat and Marion’s engagement
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Blindley Heath

1950: Blindley Heath’s new vicar
1951: This was the Vicar’s happy day
1951: Tractor and binder led a church procession
1952: Children took their pets to church
1952: Young England is growing up pagan
……………………………………………1952: Fete was for pleasure not profit
……………………………………………1952: Vicar lashes idol-worshipping non-churchgoers
……………………………………………1952: Full house for nativity play
……………………………………………1953: The sporting parson on Coronation Day
……………………………………………1953: Vicar hitchhiked over continent
……………………………………………1953: Visit to Egypt
……………………………………………1955: Church Hall (with Marion, Lois, Robert and John)
…………………………………………...1955: Say ‘No’ to nuclear war
…………………………………………...1955: Challenge to church leader
……………………………………………1956: The Rev. P. Ashe leaving Blindley Heath
……………………………………………1956: Popular vicar is leaving

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Otley

1956: New Vicar of Otley
1956: Institution of the new Vicar of Otley
1957: The night the church clock changed its tune
1958: Portrait of a parish priest
1958: The Deanery Mission
1958: Marriage vows renewal
1958: Justice should be tempered with mercy
1958: Church gets its summer doors again
1958: Vicar thanks benefactor
1958: Christmas play in Otley Parish Church
…………………………………………..1959: Family Service broadcast from Otley Church
…………………………………………..1959: This Church is for Sinners only
…………………………………………..1960: Pat Ashe tells stories about ‘Teddy Brown’
…………………………………………..1960: Vicar invites parishioners to his garden
…………………………………………..1960: Vicar brings the church to Weston Estate
…………………………………………..1961: The PCC and Giving to God
…………………………………………..1964: Leaving Otley (and a return visit)

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Leamington Spa

1964: Vicar paints over colour slogan
1965: Vicar refuses to swear on the Bible
1966: Peace-making mission to Cyprus
1967: Project Vietnam Orphans
1972: Leaving Leamington

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Church Stretton

1972: New Rector
1972: Pal bites postman
1974: Vicar relinquishes his living to give more time to PVO

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Family

1951: Birth of Loïs
1953: Birth of Robert and John
1956: Vicar’s child badly hurt
1958: Birth of Jane and Andrew
………………………………………….1958: Now they are seven
………………………………………….1958: Jane & Andrew’s baptism
………………………………………….1963: Birth of David
………………………………………….1963: Bishop Johnston’s death
………………………………………….1965: Loïs’ essay on ‘Patriotism’
………………………………………….1970: Victorian family
………………………………………….1971: John goes to Morocco
………………………………………….1973: Gladys Johnston’s death
………………………………………….1973: Robert goes to Viet Nam
………………………………………….1978: Loïs at a PVO reunion
………………………………………….1979: Robert pulls an oxcart
………………………………………….1980: Vicar awarded MBE
………………………………………….1980: John’s Ordination
………………………………………….1980: Robert is captured and released
………………………………………….1980: The caring Ashes
………………………………………….1981: Much traveled family
………………………………………….1981: Robert and CEAR
………………………………………….1984: Birth of Peter
………………………………………….1985: David goes to Kenya
………………………………………….1988: Ruth goes to Peru
………………………………………….1994: Jane fears for Ruth
………………………………………….1994: Ruth trapped in Cambodia; Page 2
………………………………………….2008: Obituary for Marion
………………………………………….2009: Obituary for Pat