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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

my parents moved to an empty flat above the coral coal shop in bank street.my Father worked for corals coal as a delivery driver.The flat was an extra bonus i was born in Dover 1954 and when we left there we moved to a place called Bridge i cant remember anything about it but i do remember the flat in Bank (...Read full memory)

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.

I LIVED IN TUFTON RD FROM 1938 TO 1964 GOOING BACK TO THE 50sTHE RIVER OVER FLOD D RIGHT TO MY BACK GARDEN now i lived at 37 that was the last house in the road THE RIVER WAS ABOUT 2 TO 3 100 YARDS FROM MY GARDEN IT ONLY HAPPYED THE ONE TIME IS THERE ANY ONE THAT CAN WHOT YEAR IT WAS IF THEY LIVED IN TUFTON RD PLEASE LET ME KNOW

BACK IN THE 40s/50s MY DAD HAD A PLOT THE OTHER END OF THE UNDERWERE FACTORY THAT WAS AT THE END OF TUFTON RD HE HAD PIGS THERE IT WAS ALONG SIDE THE RIVER SO GOOD FOR GETTING WATER FOR THEM I USE TO HELP HIM HE HAD AN OLD HORSE NAMED DIAMOND THAT WOULD GET THE WASTE FOOD FROM THE HIGH SCHOOLS IN EAST HILL TO (...Read full memory)

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