Published: 00:01, 05 December 2018
| Updated: 14:59, 06 December 2018
Time has never stood still in Ashford and in the past half century, it seems its identity has changed more than any other town in this part of the county.
Many parts of the 'older' town have gone forever, familiar routes in and out of town and shops that residents once utilised in days gone by.
Many of the town's streets have disappeared in the name of progress and those that survive have changed beyond all recognition.
Routes in and around the town have altered considerably, and for those of us that do not drive, often the routes to our suburban residences no longer look how they did 20, 30, 40 or even 50 years ago.
Anyone revisiting the town after a long absence would most certainly get confused and lost – that’s how much the town has changed.
The huge amount of letters we've had over the years from those who originally lived in Ashford from birth and have popped back for a visit say the same thing: 'where’s my old town gone?'
Those that have come back after some 50 years away will have seen the most changes across the town.
Among the dramatic changes has been is New Rents Street leading eventually to the one-time Gravel Walk.
Pictures of Gravel Walk are scarce, but generations of Ashford families either lived nearby, or knew someone who lived nearby.
We've been told by a reliable source whose relative once lived there that there was a Gravel Walk gang many years ago.
Do you have any memories of Ashford? Email Steve Salter on email@example.com