T. P. Wood's Almanac, 1878
Ashover.

Feast. - First Sunday in July.
Fairs. - April 25th, October 15th, and Statutes for Hiring, Monday before Martinmas Day.
Post Office. - Savings Bank, Money Order Office, and Postal Telegraph Office. Letters arrive at 8.30 a.m., depart 4.30 p.m. on week-days and 1.30 Sundays. Money Orders, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telegraph Messages sent and received from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., week-days; Sundays, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. John Taylor, Postmaster. Edward Watts, Messenger, Chesterfield, Tupton, Clay Cross, and Ashover daily; stops at Old Angel, at Chesterfield.
Working Men's Club. - Trustees, T. J. Beardow, J. Boar, J. Bradley, T. Hopkinson, H. Hole, J. Slack, J. Thompson. Treasurer, Henry Hole.
Institute, Reading Room, and Library. - Open every week-day evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Secretary, Thomas Joseph Beardow.
Overseers of Poor. - Robert Revell, John Bradley, Edward Buckley, James Stone.
Churchwardens. - J. Jackson and George Ellse.
Guardians. - William Lee and R. Hodgson.
Assistant Overseer. - Thomas White.
Registrar of Births and Deaths. - William Bassett.
Deputy Registrar of Births and Deaths, and Sexton. - Thomas J. Beardow.
Carrier. - John Feathestone. Ashover to Bird-in-hand, Chesterfield, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Prospect Place Hydropathic Establishment. - William Henry Haslam, Proprietor.
Ashover House Hydropathic Establishment. - William Bassett, Secretary.
Surveyor of Highways. - Thomas White.
Assessors. - Thomas White and George Ellse.
The Township of Ashover contains 519 inhabited houses, 2,167 people.
School Board. - J. Jackson, Esq., J.P., Messrs. J. Thompson, M. T. Hopkinson, E. Revell, J. Towndrow. Clerk, Mr. T. J. Beardow. Solicitor, Mr. W. T. Jones, Chesterfield. Architect, Mr. S. Rollinson, Chesterfield.
Burial Board. - Rev. J. Nodder, Messrs. J. Thompson, J. Towndrow, W. Lee, Robert Tomlinson, R. Hodgson, W. Bassett, J. Mather, and J. Jackson. Clerk, Mr. J. Beardow.