Restore our tower

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - New Arrivals -

Our town of Ash­ford is quite a his­toric and yet it has very few his­toric build­ings.

Ash­ford Parish Church is prob­a­bly our best known land­mark. The town’s his­tory and sub­se­quent de­vel­op­ment has much to do with the rail­way works which over the years em­ployed many thou­sands of work­ers.

The works closed sev­eral years ago now and is fi­nally un­der­go­ing re­de­vel­op­ment which should be of great credit to the bor­ough.

How­ever, one of our most iconic build­ings seems to be fall­ing sadly into dis­re­pair. The clock tower, through which the work force over many years used to pass through and clock in and out of work. I hope that the plan­ners of ABC have stip­u­lated that this build­ing must be pre­served and re­stored to its orig­i­nal glory. Gra­ham Suther­land Sin­gle­ton, Ash­ford

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