I have never seen Hempsted Street but my Grandparents lived at 70 in 1891. Wish I could help with your picture request but sadly there are none in my fathers belongings. Betty Canada
I remember Rabsons Toy Shop, those old shops all along that street I think middle row the street was called, also we were told that a ghost was often seen above the Toy shop, not sure if that was true, I was to scared to walk past those shops at night.
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 remember when I was nursing at Ashford, Hothfield and Willesborough hospitals. We use to have to go to the Warren for some lessons. I can still remember my shock at seeing rows of `Iron Lungs` that were no longer in use. Also seeing the mortuary which was so tiny and had just wooden slates for the bodies. The house was beautiful and I remember how grand it all seemed way back then.
my parents moved to an empty flat above the coral coal shop in bank street.my Father worked for corals coal as a delivery driver.The flat was an extra bonus i was born in Dover 1954 and when we left there we moved to a place called Bridge i cant remember anything about it but i do remember the flat in Bank Street ...Read full memory
RE Photo 60335 - Sorry, but this photo is of the building that replaced the original Hospital built (circa 1890) in Station Road (formerly Marsh Street) a few doors from the Baptist Church and next to the town's Gas Works. The new Hospital was built as it was considered that the smell of gas was not conducive to ...Read full memory
BACK IN THE 40s/50s MY DAD HAD A PLOT THE OTHER END OF THE UNDERWERE FACTORY THAT WAS AT THE END OF TUFTON RD HE HAD PIGS THERE IT WAS ALONG SIDE THE RIVER SO GOOD FOR GETTING WATER FOR THEM I USE TO HELP HIM HE HAD AN OLD HORSE NAMED DIAMOND THAT WOULD GET THE WASTE FOOD FROM THE HIGH SCHOOLS IN EAST HILL TO FEED ...Read full memory
HI ITS TONY GATES I REMMBER SOME OF THE PUBS THAT ONCE WHERE THERE MABY THAY STILL ARE COACH AND HORSES ELEPHANT AND CASTLE SOMERSET ARMS WELLINGTON THE SARACENS HEAD THE SARACENS SHADS THE ALFRED ARMS MAN OF KENT THE DUKE OF MORLBOROGH THE BRITISH VOLUNTEER DUKE OF YORK THE CASTLE MARKET HOTEL LORD ...Read full memory
I LIVED IN TUFTON RD FROM 1938 TO 1964 GOOING BACK TO THE 50sTHE RIVER OVER FLOD D RIGHT TO MY BACK GARDEN now i lived at 37 that was the last house in the road THE RIVER WAS ABOUT 2 TO 3 100 YARDS FROM MY GARDEN IT ONLY HAPPYED THE ONE TIME IS THERE ANY ONE THAT CAN WHOT YEAR IT WAS IF THEY LIVED IN TUFTON RD PLEASE LET ME KNOW
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.
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