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Ashford Scenes of the Sixties

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Ashford Scenes of the Sixties

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by Steve R Salter

Relive memories of Ashford in the 1960s in this latest collection of images from local author and historian Steve R. Salter.

In this superb new photographic history book, Steve Salter concentrates on the town pre- and post-change during the 1960s.

Images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surroundings during the calmer times and prior to the large-scale destruction of the town. A comprehensive selection of pictures clearly illustrates ‘long forgotten Ashford’ in some of the very best and exclusive, never published imagery available.

The book covers a wide spectrum of subjects including long forgotten trades and features of the town, long lost streets and businesses, memorable events and shops. Including words and pictures never before published and using hundreds of the very best rare pictures – both black & white and colour – taken by both professional and amateur photographers.

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Relive memories of Ashford in the 1960s in this latest collection of images from local author and historian Steve R. Salter.

The sixties were a decade of change for many towns across the country. In this superb new photographic history book, Steve Salter concentrates on the town pre- and post-change during the 1960s.

Images depict life in Ashford and its immediate surroundings during the calmer times and prior to the large-scale destruction of the town. A comprehensive selection of pictures clearly illustrates ‘long forgotten Ashford’ in some of the very best and exclusive, never published imagery available.

Steve states: “The focus, as with my previous titles, concentrates on ‘living memory’ and in this case pre-change, with many images bringing a tear to the eye of the those who lived through the sixties and fondly remember them.”

The book covers a wide spectrum of subjects including long forgotten trades and features of the town, long lost streets and businesses, memorable events and shops. Including words and pictures never before published and using hundreds of the very best rare pictures – both black & white and colour – taken by both professional and amateur photographers.

 

About the Author

Steve Salter is an acknowledged authority on the History of Ashford. With over 30 years of experience, he has already compiled and published 7 hugely successful titles about the town. His interest in the town started at the age of 10 after receiving praise for a school project, after which he proceeded to photograph the town and collect substantially unrivaled imagery depicting Ashford over the decades. Today his personal archive totals over 200,000 images of the town and surrounding villages. His knowledge and expertise has led him to assist both local authority and national organisations such as Historic England and The Planning Inspectorate. In recent years, he has represented the town of Ashford for a number of mayoral events upon the request of reigning mayors and even travelled in the mayoral car!
Ashford born and bred, Steve is a keen photographer and has already spent time digitising a large percentage of his archive with the aid of recently donated equipment. He has a particular interest in planning issues and enforcement, compulsory purchase and also local maps and aerial photography. Through his intense passion of saving the town s heritage, in recent times, he has also been involved in saving a local heritage asset by submitting his representations officially. For a number of years, Steve has compiled the ever-popular Remember When page for the Kentish Express newspaper, part of the KM Group.

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978-1999647063

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