Ashford, The Roman Catholic Church 1908

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Caption for Ashford, The Roman Catholic Church 1908: There is an interesting group in front of the attractive church. The man in the white hat in the background and the three boys in front of him are all looking this way. Are they watching the girl pushing the pram, or the photographer? The church itself was built in 1865, but congregations dwindled over the years; it was demolished in 1990.

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

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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.

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.

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 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)

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Caption for Ashford, The Roman Catholic Church 1908: There is an interesting group in front of the attractive church. The man in the white hat in the background and the three boys in front of him are all looking this way. Are they watching the girl pushing the pram, or the photographer? The church itself was built in 1865, but congregations dwindled over the years; it was demolished in 1990.

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

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