Rare gems fix passing trade for posterity
When I research and write Remember When, I often think of the gems to be had in the way of photographs of the town. Throughout my vast archive, there are many pictures that never fail to put a smile on my face, whereas others are tinged with sadness. Ashford has altered considerably over the years, changing its appearance so many times that you lose count of many of the changes. Elements of every town, village or city change frequently but many of the alterations aren’t always charted by pictures. I’m lucky to have such pictures in my archive, but there are still old pictures of the town that I dream of finding and I often search high and low to bring my dreams to reality. This week’s Remember When looks at pictures from the 1930s to the 1960s. Many thanks go to Allan Ward for his assistance with these pictures during research for my fourth book way back in 2006.
Have you got any pictures, negatives or colour slides, in particular from the past 100 years, that you would be willing to share with readers? If so, please send them with brief details to Steve Salter, Kentish Express Remember When, 34-36 North Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8JR, or by email to rememberwhen_kmash@ hotmail.co.uk Please supply an address for the return of originals.