Ashford Town

Christmas Craft Fair, Highworth Grammar School

26th October 2018

Christmas Craft Fair, Highworth Grammar School Full event information can be found here 03/11/2018 – 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Highworth Grammar School Maidstone Road Ashford

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Phill Thorne looks back at local radio in Ashford

12th October 2018

Phill Pontificates – The second in a series of posts by local radio presenter Phill Thorne. As I mentioned previously I’m quite lucky to be in the position I am to broadcast to Ashford on Radio Ashford. Not least because it gives me the opportunity to talk to local musicians, talk to local charity and […]

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Consultation drawing to a close

10th October 2018

We’re heading into the last few weeks of our consultation on the future of your town centre … Publiée par Ashford Borough Council sur Mercredi 10 octobre 2018

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Barn Dance

9th October 2018

Barn Dance Full event information can be found here 19/10/2018 – 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm St Mary’s School Western Avenue Ashford

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Don’t put off the flu vaccination – it’s free because you need it

8th October 2018

Flu vaccination is part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign, a joint initiative from NHS England and Public Health England, supported by Kent County Council, to help the public ward off common winter illnesses. Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have a long-term health condition like […]

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Somewhere to meet friends, socialise, shop and be entertained….perhaps

6th October 2018

I was at the last night of Mecca Bingo in Ashford. The place was packed to the rafters, well when I say rafters, it was the first time id seen the upstairs area ever used for bingo as well. I don’t mind admitting Mrs T and I were semi regular attendees, we knew a lot […]

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Givaudan Ashford 10k Road Race – Sunday 7th October

4th October 2018

Over 1000 runners will take part in the Givaudan 10k this Sunday. Originally the Julie Rose 10K it is now in its 32nd year and is hailed as one of south of England’s top 10k races. The weather forecast is fair so scenes of 2013 should not be repeated, when the road near to the Julie […]

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Why should you go out and see live music? – Phill Thorne on the local music scene.

3rd October 2018

When Total Ashford first asked me to write a local music blog, I really didn’t know in which direction to take it. Should I write about venues, bands, the age-old argument of covers vs originals, festivals? Truth is I’m in a very fortunate position with my Saturday radio show ( and with the work I’m […]

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Original Ashford Market Gate Posts

Gates seen for first time in decades – Kent Online

3rd October 2018

Local historian Steve Salter’s recent article has certainly rekindled memories for me of the old market entrance. The article mentions that The iconic pillars, which were erected in 1878 by J U Bugler, will be displayed in the development to showcase the site’s history. Bugler’s foundry is mentioned on a plaque on the wall of […]

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Jonny Hepbir Quartet – Total Ashford Reader Offer

2nd October 2018

The Jonny Hepbir Quartet Friday 12th Oct 7:45pm Following on from his trio’s outstanding show earlier this year, Jonny Hepbir is back ready to raise the roof in Ashford with The Jonny Hepbir Quartet. EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT Save 10% when booking online with the promotional code JONNY10 Book now at:

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