The first issue of the Aston Abbotts parish magazine - The Chronicle - appeared in September 1983. Its first editor was Graham Parker, who felt “the principle reason for the dubious honour is probably that I was not at the meeting when the position was discussed”. Since then there have been over 350 issues and it has remained a popular publication with villagers. The Chronicle has always striven to fulfil a number or roles: chronicling village life as it happens in this little corner of England, making people aware of forthcoming events and other important information, and seeking to entertain its readers. Around 200 copies are printed of each issue and these are delivered free of charge to every household in Aston Abbotts - also to local Doctor's surgeries, libraries and Wing police house. This free distribution is made possible by the support of our advertisers, a contribution from the village fête proceeds (decided at the Annual Parish Meeting), and fund raising activities.It has always been, and will always remain, a firm principle that distribution is free to village residents.Popular regular features are supplemented by local restaurant reviews, contributions from villagers, jokes, humorous articles and special features. Current articles of special interest have included plans for a village orchard and accounts of the Astonbury festivals.In 2015 editor Phil Corrigan improved the magazine by introducing colour front and back pages and changing to an A5 format.
1983-1989Graham Parker1989-1994Caroline Lane and Gordon Smith1994-1995Rota system with ‘guest’ editors Chris and Bridget Brandon, Simon and Helen Dowling, David de Silva and Barbara Bellingham, Deirdre Whyte, Andy Bystra, Gordon Kemp and Ann Goodman, Janet Biddle, Margaret Chesher, Margaret Kent , Jeremy Bale, and Caroline Lane 1995-1998Andy Bystra1998-2000Andi Swain2001-2005Phil Spooner2006-2009John Hardcastle2010Janice Issitt2011-2014John Hardcastle2015-2016Phil Corrigan2016- …Pete Lucas