Bull­doz­ers re­duced homes to rub­ble

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Remember When? -

ASH­FORD town cen­tre road works have been a hot topic of de­bate for decades. The fo­cus to­day may be on the shared space de­vel­op­ment and lighting in the El­wick Road and Forge Lane ar­eas but back at the start of the 1970s the spot­light was on de­vel­op­ing the north sec­tion of the ring road that has ef­fec­tively now been aban­doned. Our pic­tures from the past this week come from Ken­ning­ton his­to­rian Steve Sal­ter and were taken in 1971. The first two show Som­er­set Road looking to­wards Mace Lane show­ing the de­mo­li­tion of prop­er­ties for the construction of the Char­ter House of­fice block and homes be­ing bull­dozed and cleared for the road widen­ing. The third pic­ture looks from Som­er­set Road to­wards North Street with the old Trum­peter pub­lic house seen on the right.

HAVE you got any pic­tures from the past you would be will­ing to share with read­ers? If so send them, with brief de­tails, to Mike Ben­nett, Ken­tish Ex­press Re­mem­ber When, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford, Kent, TN24 8JR

De­mo­li­tion for the widen­ing of Som­er­set Road Ash­ford in 1971

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.