Ashford, Lower High Street c.1965

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Caption for Ashford, Lower High Street c1965: Here we have another view of the High Street before pedestrianisation. It is interesting that some things have not changed: the Co- operative Society shop is still in the same building, for instance, on the right with the clock above the shop sign. Next door is a Pricerite supermarket. In later years the town's Job Centre occupied these premises; today it is the site of the Careers Office.

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

Memories of Ashford


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)

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.

My mum and granma lived here during the war, when the Tannery was in operation. I have some lovely stories of the Whist that my mum told me.

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, Lower High Street c1965: Here we have another view of the High Street before pedestrianisation. It is interesting that some things have not changed: the Co- operative Society shop is still in the same building, for instance, on the right with the clock above the shop sign. Next door is a Pricerite supermarket. In later years the town's Job Centre occupied these premises; today it is the site of the Careers Office.

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

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