Ashford, High Street 1901

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Caption for Ashford, High Street 1901: Ashford is a bustling modern town that developed with the railway, but it is also mentioned in Domesday. This old-established market town is dominated by the great pinnacled tower of its fifteenth century church, which is pleasantly situated in a square. Today, offices jostle near to the railway, Ashford International Station and the motorway.

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i can remember visiting this nursery on east hill. It belonged to my grandfather and I spent many happy days going around the plants with him, I remember him growing yellow tomatoes. His two elderly sisters lived in the cottage. Can anyone else remember this nursery it was demolished in the 60's and was made a car park.

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.

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.

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, High Street 1901: Ashford is a bustling modern town that developed with the railway, but it is also mentioned in Domesday. This old-established market town is dominated by the great pinnacled tower of its fifteenth century church, which is pleasantly situated in a square. Today, offices jostle near to the railway, Ashford International Station and the motorway.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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