Pictures jog even a photographic memory
Sometimes when talking to the people about the changes the town has witnessed over the years, I get carried away, and on many occasions unconsciously assume that everybody remembers the town as I do, when half the time the individual I’m talking to wasn’t even born!
I suppose that I am blessed with having a good memory, and in particular a pictorial one.
I never fail to amaze those Ashford residents who have lived and worked in the town all their lives when talking about the way things were.
My earliest memory of the town is 1976 – post Ringway.
I have a photographic memory for old shops and shop interiors, knowing when things came to town for the first time and when they left for the last time. The town of my childhood had a great feeling, a feeling I will never forget.
We are often reminded of these memories by the popularity of photographs from the time concerned.
This week Remember When ventures back to the 1970s, looking at some recently uncovered slides found at Charter House, which is undergoing conversion. These have not seen the light of day for more than 35 years.
Have you any photographs or slides that you would be willing to lend me, to enable them to be scanned and be featured in the Kentish Express?
If so, please write to me: Steve Salter, Kentish Express Remember When, 34-36 North Street, Ashford, Kent TN24 8JR; email me at rememberwhen_kmash@ hotmail.co.uk or find me on Twitter @SteveKMAshford
You can also leave a telephone message for me with brief details by calling 01233 623232.
Please supply a return address for the return of originals.