Guests get to see medals
Ashford Museum opened especially for two guests last week to show them some special medals.
Peter and Margaret Langford Wood from Surrey made a special visit to the Churchyard museum to see medals which belonged to Ernest Langford Wood, Peter’s cousin.
Ernest died in action in the First World War and his medals were donated to the museum a few years ago.
Ernest Langford Wood was born in Tufton Street, Ashford. He was the third son of James Wood, a funeral director and builder at FC Wood Funeral Directors and Builders.
Mr Langford Wood had the chance to hold Ernest’s ‘death penny’, a bronze plaque given to the family of the soldier killed, and saw his British War Medal and Victory Medal. The pair wanted to see the medals before they travelled to Ypres, where Ernest is buried.
Peter Langford Wood holding the ‘death penny’