T. P. Wood's Almanac, 1898

Assistant Overseer of the Poor. - Mr Thomas White.
Assessors of Income and Property Tax. - Messrs. T. White and T. Revill.
Collector of Rates. - Mr. Thomas White, Poor Rate; Mr. Thomas White, Income Tax.
Churches and Chapels. - Ashover Church: Rector - Rev. J. B. Nodder; Services 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Alton Church, Rattle Chapel, Milltown Chapel, Littlemoor Chapel, Uppertown Chapel, Butts Chapel, Spitewinter Chapel, Alton Mission Room.
Cricket Club. - Mr. J. Gibbons, Secretary; Mr. H. Holmes, Treasurer; E. Chesterman Esq., Captain.
Carriers. - John Featherstone, Ashover to King and Miller, Chesterfield, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. G. Lees, Ashover to Three Tuns, Chesterfield, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Pollard, to Sun, Saturdays. Ludlam, to Peacock, Saturdays.
Coaches and Carriers. - Omnibuses to Stretton Station, Mr. J. Holmes, Crispin Inn, and Mr. William Tomlinson, Black Swan Inn, and Mr. Allen Tomlinson.
Conservative Registration Agent. - Mr. George Beardow.
County Police. - P. S. Sadler.
County Councillor. - Mr. Booth Waddington.
Churchwardens. - Messrs. J. H. Twigg and H. Revill.
Clubs, Working Men's Institute, Reading Room, and Library. - Trustees, J. P. Jackson, Esq., J. P., Rev. J. Nodder and Mr. J. Fenton. Treasurer, Mr. W. Buxton, Hon. Secretary, Mr. H. Sinclair. Librarians, Messrs. Flint and Barker. The Library is open from 7.30 to 8.30 on Thursdays only.
Excise Officer. - Mr. J. Atkins, Chesterfield.
Feast. - First Sunday in July.
Fairs. - April 25th, October 15th; and Statutes for Hiring, Monday before Martinmas Day.
Friendly Societies. - Manchester Order of Oddfellows, held at the Lord Nelson Inn, Amber Lane. Nottingham Order of Oddfellows, held at the White Lion Inn, Ashover.
Guardians of the Poor. - Mr. J. H. Twigg and Mr. Jno. Jackson.
Population. - The Township of Ashover contains 512 inhabited houses, and 2,353 people.
Liberal Registration Agent. - Mr. J. Procter.
Unionist Agent. - Mr. Thos. White.
Parish Council. - Mr. J. H. Twigg (Chairman), Messrs. J. B. Gregory, Jno. Bradley, J. Procter, H. Revill, Wm. Tomlinson, Geo. Fletcher, Jno. W. Hole. Clerk - Mr. Thos. White.
Post Office. - Savings Bank, Money Order Office, and Postal Telegraph Office. Letters arrive at 7.15 a.m., depart 6 p.m. on Weekdays. No Sunday delivery of Letters. Money Orders, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Telegraph Messages sent and received from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays; Sundays 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. John Taylor, Postmaster. William Tomlinson, Messenger, Chesterfield, Tupton, Clay Cross, and Ashover, daily; stops at Bird-in-Hand, Chesterfield.
Relieving Officer. - Mr. Bradbury, Clay Cross.
Registrar of Births and Deaths. - Mr. J. B. Tomlinson, Clay Cross. Deputy - Ed. Johnson.
Sanitary Inspector. - Mr. E. S. Robinson, Abercrombie Street, Chesterfield.
School Board. - Rev. J. B. Nodder (Chairman), Mr. Joseph Barker, Joseph Procter, Richard Cundey, John H. Twigg. Clerk - Mr. Thomas White. Solicitor - Mr. W. T. Jones, Chesterfield. Architects - Messrs. C. Rollinson and Son, Chesterfield. Meet first Friday in month at 6.30 p.m.
Schools. - Ashover Board Schools: Headmaster - Mr. John Gibbons. Assistants - Miss Hitchman and Mr. Thomas Daykin, Mr. A. Cundy. Pupil Teachers - Miss Naylor, Miss Wilson, Miss Bennett, and Alice Tomlinson. Monitors - Ethel McNae, Ada Spray.
School Attendance Officer. - Mr. Joseph Holmes.
Uppertown Charity School. - Headmistress - Miss Braughton.
Surveyor of Highways. - District Council Surveyor, Mr. H. C. Ransley, Clay Cross.
Water Company. - Secretary - Mr. T. White.

The Red Lion Inn, Ashover, prior to alteration

from the windows of "Ye Red Lion Inn."
Ashover Church

Eastwood Old Hall