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Ashfield history brought to life in film

Posted onPosted on 6th Mar

Ashfield District Council has produced further short films exploring the interesting characters from Ashfield’s past.

The videos, filmed by local videographer Tom Cable, feature local actors and the scripts are written by Ashfield-based Claire Finn, creator of Ashfield Arts Festival.

The project, a collaboration between the council and Discover Ashfield, aims to highlight the intriguing past of the district and tales of some well-known, and lesser-known, characters.

The new short films are about Jeremiah Brandreth, a Sutton revolutionist who was one of the last men in England to be beheaded with an axe after hanging; and a Civil War soldier, who tells the story of a battle that took place in Sutton.

They can be found on the council’s YouTube channel where previous films on Ada Lovelace, William Duke of Portland, and a medieval Kirkby local are also available.

Coun Rachel Madden, executive lead member for Leisure, Health and Wellbeing said “We are so pleased to have produced more talking head videos that reveal Ashfield’s past. We should be proud of our history and the interesting characters from it. There are a lot of things about Ashfield that many people don’t know and these videos will help people to discover something new about the history of Ashfield.

“We are proud to support local talent once again with these films, employing local actors, videographer, and working with Claire again. Ashfield has so much to offer, and we want to encourage and support creative residents as much as we can.”