Ann doesn’t just read the news, she makes it!

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - REMEMBER WHEN? -

ANN Town has bought her lo­cal Ken­tish Ex­press for as long as she can re­mem­ber.

The mother-of-three from Sandgate Road, Folkestone, did not re­alise how many times mem­bers of her fam­ily had fea­tured in the pa­per un­til she re­cently cleared out a drawer and found all of her cut­tings.

Ann, who grew up in Willes­bor­ough, has now com­piled a scrap book.

She said: “I have been buy­ing the lo­cal pa­per ev­ery week since I mar­ried. I just like to know what’s go­ing on in my area, the events com­ing up and also some of the pic­tures used are amaz­ing.”

Ann’s cut­tings date back to 1976, when a story about a hol­i­day play scheme in South Willes­bor­ough, fea­tured her along with her daugh­ters Tracy and Sarah Green.

The scrap book con­tains 23 ar­ti­cles fea­tur­ing pho­to­graphs of mem­bers of Ann’s fam­ily.

She added: “We never know­ingly tried to get in the pa­per and I had no idea there were so many.”

The ar­ti­cles span­ning three decades in­clude dam­age in the 1987 hur­ri­cane, a visit by Princess Anne to Wye in 1986 and, in 2001, the 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions of Willes­bor­ough In­fants School fea­tured a pho­to­graph of her as a child.

Ann said: “Most of them are just from com­mu­nity events and it’s great to be able to look back.”

See pages 34 and 35 to find out more about Lo­cal News­pa­per Week.

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