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Caption for Ashford, 1903: The church is close to the photographer, yet he is obviously in a rural location. This shows how comparatively small Ashford was a century ago. Will growth on a similar scale take place over the next hundred years?

An extract from Hythe, Romney Marsh and Ashford Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashford


Does anyone remember the toffee apple man? He used to push a bike around with a tray on the front, crammed with toffee apples, always rang a hand bell so you knew he was on his way.

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.

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)

My mum and granma lived here during the war, when the Tannery was in operation. I have some lovely stories of the Whist that my mum told me.

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Caption for Ashford, 1903: The church is close to the photographer, yet he is obviously in a rural location. This shows how comparatively small Ashford was a century ago. Will growth on a similar scale take place over the next hundred years?

An extract from Hythe, Romney Marsh and Ashford Photographic Memories.

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