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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


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.

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 was born in Dover, but my mum was Welsh and we moved back to her home town when I was small. However, every year we would visit my dad's relatives in Kent (mainly Ashford). My Auntie Nell ran a flower shop here and I remember the smell of flowers and pickles. I loved my visits there. Ashford was beautiful to me and I (...Read full memory)

I have really good memories of going to Stanhope Primary School along Kingsnorth Road, Ashford. Are there any old photos of the school? I know it has been pulled down.. such a beautiful old building.

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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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