About Us


A group of local people with a shared interest in local history We draw members from Hope, Aston and the surrounding villages.


Meetings               We meet at the Methodist Church Hall from September to April, on the second Tuesday in the month, at 7.30pm. Our programme includes a series of talks during the winter on a wide variety of topics. We go on outings in the summer and hold a variety of social events.

Visits                       To local places of historic interest .

Research                 A group meet regularly to explore the history of Hope. We  hold an annual exhibition in St Peter’s Church during Hope Wakes Week.

Archives                 The Society holds an extensive collection of Archives some of  which are available digitally

Publications          “Discover Hope” – an illustrated guide.    “Re-Discovering Hope” – research reports.     “Hope with Aston Parish Council 1895-1995”.   The reports from the 2012 HLF funded Joint Hope with Castleton “Lives of the Common People Project”