The promised cold spell broke up before Christmas Eve and the weekend was particularly mild. Despite the depressing conditions of trade, both hydros and the guest house were well filled, and excellent programmes were presented for the entertainment of visitors. Ashover Brass Band paraded the village on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, giving selections under the baton of Mr. G. Bacon.
On Christmas Eve, Ashover Evening School held a social. Dancing, games and competitions were indulged in, and musical items were rendered bt Messrs. W. Nightingale and J. Toyne.; Miss A. Toyne was the accompanist and Miss V. Hinds played for dancing.
On Boxing Day a whist drive, organised by members of the Women's Institute was held. Mr. J. E. Toyne was M.C., and the winners were :- Ladies: 1, Miss A. Hopkinson; 2, Mrs. White; 3, Miss Beresford. Gents: 1, L. Andrews; 2, J. E. Toyne; 3, J. Dent.
In the afternoon of Boxing Day, Ashover Scouts entertained St. Andrew's Home to a friendly game of football. At half-time Ashover were leading by five goals to one. The visitors, however, recovered so well that they were leading by seven goals to six a few minutes from the end, but B. Revell managed to equalise. For Ashover the scorers were E. Revell (3), B. Revell (2) and E. Bell (2).