Buses used quiet town centre roads
THESE pictures of buses in Ashford were sent in by a reader and were taken around 1973. One shows an East Kent Road Car Co AEC Regent 5 in a Rediffusion livery. The second picture was taken in Vicarage Lane and is the Maidstone & District service with one of Faggs Fleet Bedford TKs in the background, another long-serving name in town. “In view of the present ring road delays, I thought old Ashfordians would also like to remember better times,” said Trevor Groves, from Kennington. Mr Groves, who has lived in Ashford all his life and is a retired AA patrolman, bought the pictures on eBay to add to his transport collection.