Ashford, The Churchyard c.1965

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Caption for Ashford, the Churchyard c1965: This remains a quiet oasis in an otherwise bustling town. Here office workers can eat their lunchtime sandwiches in peace. The old building second door up on the left was once the town's Grammar School, founded by Norton Knatchbull in 1635. It now houses the town museum, which is open from April to October. Next to this now stands the Tourist Information Centre.

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

Memories of Ashford


I remember when I was nursing at Ashford, Hothfield and Willesborough hospitals. We use to have to go to the Warren for some lessons. I can still remember my shock at seeing rows of `Iron Lungs` that were no longer in use. Also seeing the mortuary which was so tiny and had just wooden slates for the bodies. The house was beautiful and I remember how grand it all seemed way back then.

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)

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.

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Caption for Ashford, the Churchyard c1965: This remains a quiet oasis in an otherwise bustling town. Here office workers can eat their lunchtime sandwiches in peace. The old building second door up on the left was once the town's Grammar School, founded by Norton Knatchbull in 1635. It now houses the town museum, which is open from April to October. Next to this now stands the Tourist Information Centre.

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

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