Ashford, Church Road 1901

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Caption for Ashford, Church Road 1901: This scene is recognisable today only by the presence of the parish church in the distance. Both the Congregational Church and the houses next to it on the left were demolished in the 1970s to make way for the town's Magistrates Court.

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

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This photo was taken from Western Avenue when it was a through road from Godington Road. Western Avenue was turned into a Cul-de-Sac when National Schools were replaced by new buildings in the 1990s and the road closed to through traffic.

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.

I can remember being taken shopping in the High Street, to Sainsbury's before it was a supermarket. There were tiled floors and walls, wooden counters with cheeses, cold meats and bacon, and the assistants wore their hair in nets or hats. There were seats for the elderly customers and nothing was ready-packaged.

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)

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Caption for Ashford, Church Road 1901: This scene is recognisable today only by the presence of the parish church in the distance. Both the Congregational Church and the houses next to it on the left were demolished in the 1970s to make way for the town's Magistrates Court.

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

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