The submenus in this section are all loosely to do with people getting together in Ashburton. Some are about how people got here ('Travelling') and what they thought of the town when they arrived ('Historical visitors' book). There are pages on clubs and societies, and celebrations - and as food is often an important component of getting together, I have put those pages here as well. Finally there are sections on how the town was governed, both locally and nationally, as this often involved elections and rallies, meaning that there were some quite interesting meetings - and on occasion, riots.