Ashford, Station Road c.1950

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Caption for Ashford, Station Road c1950: Were it not for the public house on the right, this scene would be completely unrecognisable. The Kent Arms is now the Fat Fiddler public house. Up the road on the right beyond the pub now stand Crouch's garage, the Royal Mail Sorting Office, Kent House and the Ashford bowling alley. Note the traffic policeman standing in the road - he is hardly needed, we might think.

An extract from Hythe, Romney Marsh and Ashford 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.

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)

I can remember this when it was down Warren Lane.

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Caption for Ashford, Station Road c1950: Were it not for the public house on the right, this scene would be completely unrecognisable. The Kent Arms is now the Fat Fiddler public house. Up the road on the right beyond the pub now stand Crouch's garage, the Royal Mail Sorting Office, Kent House and the Ashford bowling alley. Note the traffic policeman standing in the road - he is hardly needed, we might think.

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

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