Ashford Cottage Hospital - a Memory of Ashford.
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 the health of the patients!
The building in Warren Lane was the Isolation Hospital and it stood derelect for many years before being demolished to make way for the building of the M20 Motorway in the 1980s
This building in the photo still stands and is used as offices and the old gas works was acquired by the well known local builders C. I. Epps and Sons before being demolished to extend the main town centre car park in the 1970s.
A memory shared byon Feb 23rd, 2012.
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