In memory of Bill Shead

Sadly, our lovely WW2 veteran Bill Shead, who was a big part of our VE Day celebrations and an Ashtonite for many years, has passed away. We think the funeral will be held at St Barbara’s on Thursday 20th August at midday, but we will confirm this. As obviously we can’t congregate in the church, the idea of emulating the Royal Wootton Bassett tradition of coming out on to the street and pavement to pay our respects, has been raised. We hope you approve of this idea and we will provide more details closer to the time.