HISTORY group members snapped up a historic bugle from their village when it popped up on eBay.
Swallownest resident Gary Tillery spotted the instrument, which was used by the Home Guard at Aston during the Second World War.
He contacted Liz Mears, a member of Aston History Group, and fellow members Pat Wade and Gary Hooper paid for the item.
Group secretary Ann Key said: “The bugle is a tangible reminder of the work by local men and women who served as local defence volunteers in the Home Guard, Air Raid Precautions, Auxiliary Fire Service, Women’s Voluntary Service and other groups in this parish.
“We will be putting the bugle on display in the Reading Room at Aston along with photographs and information about the local defence volunteers.”
The group has appealed for anyone with memories, photos and memorabilia which can be included in the display to email email@example.com or call 0114 287 2610.
Alternatively, attend a meeting at the Reading Room on Aughton Lane. The group meets on the first Monday of the month at 7pm.