eldest son of Ashton and Lily Cassell built the Ashton House in 1952
in Little Harbour Deep. A family of fifteen at one time or another
cradled these walls. Their roots will be forever planted deep
within the crevices of the walls.
The house, which once was, remained desolate until a local businessman bought it and used it as a storage area. Then the opportunity arose to restore came on the table. After some dedication and hard work, the idea is finally becoming a reality.
Restoration in progress
For a couple of years, locals have been working on plans to open The Ashton House. The museum will be in operation for the summer’s main event, Bide Arm’s 2009 Come Home Year Celebrations.
A replica of the Ashton House is now being made to float from Hooping Harbour to Bide Arm in the 2009 CHY celebrations.
The Ashton House will be a place for the down to heart to reflect on days gone by, to get in touch once again with your roots and establish ground.
It will be a place
where everyone who’s anyone could enjoy a nice chat with the locals,
and to indulge in a culture, which thought, was long hidden but not