Pub is reminder of old Eastern Bloc
Every time I am in the vicinity of New Street I see the appalling sight that greets one’s eyes – ie, the deteriorating building that was once the proud Prince Albert pub.
The scenario reminds me of some years ago (1990) when I was cycling through what had been The DDR (communist East Germany). I was shocked at the state of the infrastructure, buildings falling apart, roofs caving in, buildings having gone more than 60 years without so much of a lick of paint.
Is Ashford becoming a third world state too?
The Prince Albert (incorporating the Prince of Orange) site was scheduled to be auctioned off on March 30 this year. Then it was temporarily removed from the market. There was some talk of demolishing the building and replacing it with five-storey apartments. This was a grade II listed building, so do we want to lose it and yet another part of Ashford’s heritage? Ted Prangnell Kennington A2070 at a reasonable speed rather than like joining the M20 without a slip road. It’s a major accident waiting to happen.
We need to fight this every step of the way. Where does Ashford MP Damian Green stand in all this? Sue Heritage Sevington