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Aylesford, Kent
Aylesford, Kent
Aylesford, Kent
Images of England Series

Aylesford, Kent

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Are you a family member or an ancestor in one of the 100's of pictures?

The village of Aylesford, situated at the lowest fording point over the River Medway, has been the site of human settlement since Neolithic times. This collection of 220 old photographs and ephemera gives a comprehensive portrayal of the last 120 years or so of this long history and shows how the village’s buildings and inhabitants have changed.
The first few chapters take the form of a tour around the village and its environs, with sections on the old village, the church and the fourteenth-century bridge, which helped to consolidate Aylesford’s position as an important crossing point over the Medway. The Friars are also featured, including a group of photographs showing how the Carmelites have restored the buildings, many of which had been derelict since the dissolution. Preston Hall and its estate are shown in a series of pictures from before 1904.
The penultimate chapter ventures further afield along the Medway, to include Allington Castle, Malling Abbey and Wouldham. Some evidence of Aylesford’s earliest inhabitants can also be found here in the form of Neolithic sarsen stones and barrows such as Kit’s Coty and the Coffin Stone. The final section portrays the village’s inhabitants, from late nineteenth-century agricultural labourers to street celebrations of recent decades.
Most of the pictures are drawn from the archives of the Aylesford Society and from the author’s own collection. This book is sure to be appealing to all Aylesford residents, young and old, because it includes informative captions and a wealth of background information.

Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited (1999) Paperback: 128 pages
The Book is in very good condition and will enhance any collection


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