Ashford, Godinton Road 1908

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Caption for Ashford, Godinton Road 1908: Where now heavy traffic pours both ways along this road, children played in the street early this century. The only vehicles in evidence are a cart pushed by two boys, and in the distance a bicycle being ridden.

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

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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.

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.

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, Godinton Road 1908: Where now heavy traffic pours both ways along this road, children played in the street early this century. The only vehicles in evidence are a cart pushed by two boys, and in the distance a bicycle being ridden.

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

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