Pic­tures of the past show a more peace­ful pe­riod

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - REMEMBER WHEN? -

TH­ESE pic­tures of Bea­con Oak Road, Ten­ter­den, re­flect a slightly more peace­ful time than the area has ex­pe­ri­enced of late. One shows the High­lands vet­eri­nary surgery, the gar­dens of which would house the Lin­dens res­i­den­tial home in the early 1970s. The Lin­dens, of course, has since been de­mol­ished to make way for hous­ing. The sec­ond pic­ture shows the cor­ner of Bea­con Oak Road and the rail­ing which pro­tected the first Ju­bilee oak. Lo­cal his­to­rian Jack Gil­lett, who sup­plied the pho­tos, said: “I should think they were taken around the late 1920s or early 1930s. “The first oak was cer­tainly pre-war, though the rail­ings were prob­a­bly taken down dur­ing the war. “The oak was re­placed in 1980.”

The build­ings in this view were de­mol­ished to make way for hous­ing

Note the pro­tec­tive rail­ings around the first Ju­bilee oak

Pic­tures of old buses taken around 1973

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