Ashford, Elwick Road 1901

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Caption for Ashford, Elwick Road 1901: This photograph was taken a century ago, and a world away from the same road today, which seems at times like a public motor-racing circuit - it is now part of the Ashford ring road. Again we see attentive pedestrians, and manure going to waste in the roof!

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

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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, Elwick Road 1901: This photograph was taken a century ago, and a world away from the same road today, which seems at times like a public motor-racing circuit - it is now part of the Ashford ring road. Again we see attentive pedestrians, and manure going to waste in the roof!

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

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