Welcome to the Pictorial History of Ashford website

I hope you enjoy browing through these old and not so old images of Ashford and it's environs. The town is changing even now, see how it looked before the great changes which began in the 70s.

New Features

I have switched the forum on and not made a huge fanfare about it. The idea is people will discover it and if there are any minor niggles, I can fix it in good time with minimum disruption. I hope you enjoy using it! Once I see it working properly, I will announce it more widely.

The most recent features I have added are:

Try the Clickable Maps to see Google maps with clickable markers - click a marker to see an old view at that position.

When viewing a card, you will now see the Google Streetview™ option. Click the box to see a current view from the same standpoint as the original (or as close as possible!)



  • Planners make application to demolish old hospital
  • An exhibition of letters from men of Great Chart and Godinton House during the First World War Read more...


Ashford Hospital - Saved from the bulldozer yet again!

The old Ashford Hospital at the end of Kings Avenue. In th news recently having been saved from demolition yet again.










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