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

Ashford Heritage Trail – Sunday, 5th June

The Farmer’s Market, this Sunday, will be a fantastic Ashford Heritage showcase.  There will be a guided Heritage Trail – at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30.  Click on the link below to gain access to the PDF leaflet. Ashford-Heritage-Trail-web (2) The trail takes you from St Mary’s Churchyard to Middle Row, Lower High Street, Martyrs’ Field, … More Ashford Heritage Trail – Sunday, 5th June