Ashford, East Hill, Old Cottages 1903
Memories of Ashford, East Hill, old cottages 1903
When this building was sold and demolished by Ashford School, the site was turned into a Tennis court with a igh steel net fence placed along East Hill to prevent balls landing in the road or hitting pedestrians. It was only when this was not found to be effective ( could it be the girls tried on purpose to hit their balls over the the higher net ?) was it then turned into a car park.
I visited the nursery quite a lot, we knew the people who work there. I was only ten years old. I remembered the pub up the road, Duke of Marlborough. Where have the good memories gone, from Malcolm Read.
i can remember visiting this nursery on east hill. It belonged to my grandfather and I spent many happy days going around the plants with him, I remember him growing yellow tomatoes. His two elderly sisters lived in the cottage. Can anyone else remember this nursery it was demolished in the 60's and was made a car park.
Memories of Ashford
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.
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
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!
I remember the old tank; there used to be a place at the back of it where we used to get a cup of coffee or coke and listen to the jukebox - that was in the early 60's. I also remember when the high street had two way traffic with double decker buses going to and fro.