Willesborough, The Windmill And Schools 1909

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Caption for Willesborough, The Windmill And Schools 1909: This scene has now completely changed. The M20 now cuts directly across this picture, and new factory and housing developments fill the scene. However, the white smock windmill, built in 1869 by the Ashford millwright J Hill, still rises over the village roofs, and is of course now preserved.

An extract from Villages of Kent Photographic Memories.

Memories of Willesborough


I have no memories of Willesborough as I visited it for the first time on 26.8.08. My reason for visiting was that I was trying to find where my grandparents once lived, and surprise surprise it's still there, 105 The Street. Their names were Thomas Alfred Barton and his second wife Flossie May Foster. This was Thomas's (...Read full memory)

I used to live in Lacton Hall as a boy back in the days, early 1970's. I was a resident of the Caldecott Community of which Lacton Hall was an annex. I remember creasoting the fences in this picture for 3 old pence per fence which was awesome pocket money at the time..

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