Memories of Ashford

Ernest Walter Budd (Known As Ted)

Ernest Walter Budd attended Ashford Grammar from 1933 to 1938 whilst living in Ashford Common. The headteacher was Mr Adams. He was in the fever hospital during 1933 suffering from diptheria, and again in 1934 with scarlet fever. He is still in contact with Lois Richmond (nee Harrison) who ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by Mary Martin

Memories Of School

I was a boarder at WGS from 1957 to 1964 and it doesn't live in my mind as the happiest place in the world - but there were plenty of girls who did love it, I remember. I was only thinking of it yesterday, Remembrance Sunday, because that was the one Sunday of the year we were arranged around the War ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by Annie Marks

Biking To School

I attended Clarendon Road from 1950-52 and then moved to Eckelford. Initially my father took me by bike and then went on my own. I am the youngest of nine children, several of whom also went to Clarendon Road.

A memory of Ashford by Jane Wheeler

Ashford Gs

Went to Ashford Grammar School from 1949 until 1951 but don't remember anyone! I remember the open air swimming pool but I thought it was called the Lido.

A memory of Ashford by James Cracknell

Taxi Man

Mr Morgan had a yellow and black cab - most unusual

A memory of Ashford by Richard Jones

Ashford Grammar School, 1954

My last year at the Grammar School, joining the Royal Navy, in January 1955, as an Artificer Apprentice along with three other friends all from 5BF, George Evenden, Dave Alabaster and Neil Hiscock. I still have an occasional look at the School photograph trying to remember all the names. For me it was an enjoyable last year. Where are they all now!!

A memory of Ashford by Derrick Reid


Haha - yes me too! Bloody cold! Went there once on bus from Hersham, seemed to take ages and when we got there it was typical British Summer - cold, grey and windy! Shivered and was eventually hoiked out by my mum... then the massive inter-changing bus trip home! It has stayed in my mind though and I can ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by Mark Gardiner

Ashford Open Air Swimming Pool

I was born in ashford in 1953, lived there until 1973, went to the open air pool as soon as I was allowed, during the school summer holidays they ran a morning, afternoon and early evening session, and we made sure we went to every one, every day, it was a fabulous place, although we didn't ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by birchhouse24

Bus Stop

I lived in Ashford from 1946 -1955 when we moved to Australia,family name then was Jarvis. I lived in Rosary Gardens and caught the bus from the bus stop outside the church in this photo to Sunbury St.Ignatious primary school. High school was Gumley House Isleworth and the bus stop then was outside 'The Hearts of Oak' now known I believe as 'The Oaks'

A memory of Ashford by Jan Knott

Clock House Lane

I was born in a tiny house on Clock House Lane (the youngest of nine) and spent many happy hours playing over on "the rec". My brothers played soccer, and we all played tennis, and went putting on the miniature golf course. We also played on the swings a lot.

A memory of Ashford by Jane Wheeler

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