Ashford, Livestock Market 1906

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Caption for Ashford, Livestock Market 1906: A once familiar scene, sheep are being driven to Ashford Market. Ashford has for centuries been an important market town, and scenes such as this, with the sheep in the middle of the street, were once a familiar sight. The cattle market was on the left.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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I remember Rabsons Toy Shop, those old shops all along that street I think middle row the street was called, also we were told that a ghost was often seen above the Toy shop, not sure if that was true, I was to scared to walk past those shops at night.

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 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.

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Caption for Ashford, Livestock Market 1906: A once familiar scene, sheep are being driven to Ashford Market. Ashford has for centuries been an important market town, and scenes such as this, with the sheep in the middle of the street, were once a familiar sight. The cattle market was on the left.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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