Town makes his­tory with guided walks

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Doing Their Bit -

His­tory fans have launched the Ash­ford Her­itage Trail with guided walks around the town’s his­toric sites.

The trail has been or­gan­ised by the bor­ough coun­cil along­side Ash­ford Mu­seum and other vol­un­teers.

Ash­ford Mayor Cllr Ge­orge Koowa­ree at­tended the launch on Sun­day and a stall had been set up in­side the farm­ers’ mar­ket.

The trail in­cludes North Street with the Ma­sonic Tem­ple and Fran­cis Eppes’s house, the mark IV tank in St Ge­orge’s Square, the friend­ship stone in the Lower High Street, the Church Yard and Mid­dle Row.

One trail leads south past the Memo­rial Gar­dens to Vic­to­ria Park, where vis­i­tors can see the now Grade II-listed Hu­bert Foun­tain.

An­other trail leads down East Hill past the his­toric flour mills to Martyrs Fields, the spot where Protes­tants were ex­e­cuted for heresy against the Ro­man Catholic Church.

For more on Ash­ford’s Her­itage Trail, visit www.ash­ford­sher­itage.uk/her­itage-trail

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