Town makes history with guided walks
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