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