Ashford, Marsh Street 1903

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Caption for Ashford, Marsh Street 1903: A fine view of Marsh Street, with its fine ivy- clad buildings and chapel. Again, only horse-drawn carts can be seen and all seems quiet.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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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 can remember being taken shopping in the High Street, to Sainsbury's before it was a supermarket. There were tiled floors and walls, wooden counters with cheeses, cold meats and bacon, and the assistants wore their hair in nets or hats. There were seats for the elderly customers and nothing was ready-packaged.

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 also remember going into Sainsburys as a child in the 1960s when it was halfway up the High Street on the left, it had metal racks on the front of the counters to rest shopping bags on. The marble effect floors were a vivid memory also. I worked part time in the shop called Hudsons, after school and also on (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Ashford, Marsh Street 1903: A fine view of Marsh Street, with its fine ivy- clad buildings and chapel. Again, only horse-drawn carts can be seen and all seems quiet.

An extract from Kent Photographic Memories.

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