Situated just over 2 miles from Craven Arms, Shropshire, in the vale of the river Clun,
Aston on Clun’s history goes as far back as the Bronze Age and is recorded in the Domesday Book as Esten. Aston’s famous buildings range from a Watermill, Round Houses, Court House to a Baptist Chapel.
Perhaps the most important day in Aston on Clun is Arbor Day. Celebrated on the last Sunday in May, and originally known as Oak Apple Day, it began in 1660 when King Charles II returned to the throne.
By the mid 1800’s this celebration was abolished in England apart from here and is believed to be the only place in the country to celebrate it.
Aston is a very well supported community with a well stocked village shop, run by volunteers, next to the village hall and a lovely village green.
The village hall hosts many activities, such as Flicks in the Sticks, dog training and chair yoga – for more information take a look at the Hopesay Parish website.