Blacksmiths to Optometrists

Number 7 North Street, Ashford is a very handsome, well-maintained 3-storey business building.  And has been for aproximately 700 years – though in various, very different, uses. This apparently 16th century timber-framed house (a few doors down from the Epes’ House mentioned here) has decorative bargeboards supporting the gable. The upper two floors are overhanging on … More Blacksmiths to Optometrists

Medieval Farmers’ Market – 5th June 2016

Glorious sunshine came out to support Ashford’s historical farmers’ market yesterday.  The bustle and banter of the traditional market town, with people milling about the stalls, trying delicious cakes, herbal teas and traditional icecream, made Ashford come alive.  But it also made one imagine what it might’ve been like hundreds of years’ ago. The Romney … More Medieval Farmers’ Market – 5th June 2016