Ashford, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Ashford and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Happy Days

This is the first time that I have seen what the old hospital looked like since leaving in 1969. I loved my days working at the hospital as a young nurse. The nurses home was to the right of this picture and some of the matrons offices were to the right. Happy days and happy memories.

A memory of Ashford

Sainsburys And Hudsons

I also remember going into Sainsburys as a child in the 1960s when it was halfway up the High Street on the left, it had metal racks on the front of the counters to rest shopping bags on. The marble effect floors were a vivid memory also. I worked part time in the shop called Hudsons, after school and also on ...Read full memory

A memory of Ashford by Richard Lee

Christmas Eve

I can remember being taken to Ashford on Christmas Eve and visiting Rabsons toy shop in Middle Row It was a magical place for a small child and I gazed at all the toys in wonder. I can remember anxiously asking my mother whether we would be home in Pluckley before Father Christmas came!

A memory of Ashford by Gillian Barnes