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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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)

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)

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)

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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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