Ashford, East Hill, Old Cottage 1903

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Caption for Ashford, East Hill, Old Cottages 1903: A study of some attractive old cottages at East Mill. A little girl is staring suspiciously at the camera. Note the unmetalled surface of the road. The old timbered cottages are now demolished.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Ashford


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.

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.

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 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)

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Caption for Ashford, East Hill, Old Cottages 1903: A study of some attractive old cottages at East Mill. A little girl is staring suspiciously at the camera. Note the unmetalled surface of the road. The old timbered cottages are now demolished.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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