Pic­tures jog even a pho­to­graphic mem­ory

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Stanhope Fire -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.