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Does anyone remember the lorry that used to tour Ashford in December, that was decorated as Santa's sleigh? Santa used to sit on it and they used to collect money for charity - any pictures?

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)

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.

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.

I can remember this when it was down Warren Lane.

I don't have a memory of the Warren, but I would love to hear from somebody, who has got a photo, or just memories of the sanatorium, that used to be down the very end of the Warren. M20 now runs right through where it used to be. Thank you

Please can someone advise...Was 'Ashford County School for Girls' the girls grammar school? There was also the High School wasn't there? Many thanks!

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)