Wednesday, 16 March 2011


This map of East Kent shows just where Ash is...
Our village (population approximately 3,000) straddles the A257 main road between Canterbury and Sandwich. Ash is around nine miles from Canterbury and three from Sandwich.
The village, which has its own parish council, is part of the Dover Council local authority. Ash is also one of the outlying areas of the Thanet South parliamentary constituency.

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Here's a slideshow of photos from Ash, Richborough and nearby south Thanet. (Click the arrow in the centre of the screen to start the slideshow.)


1) Ash war memorial, in the centre of the village; 2) The towering spire of St Nicholas church dominates the local landscape; 3) The rich interior of St Nicholas church; 4) Ash's 'chapel' - the URC, much more austere than St Nicholas (CofE) along The Street; 5) The Street, on a wet October afternoon in 2006. Alldays, the Co-op outlet on the left, is now 'Welcome.' Winner, the Chinese takeaway on the right, has since closed; 6) Londis, one of Ash's two mini-marts(we're lucky, some villages don't even have a shop!); 7) Ash in the snow, February 2010; 8) Richborough power station, derelict since 1996.

Friday, 4 March 2011


Here's a terrific video posted on YouTube by lestermusicuk which gives a tour of St Nicholas Church, Ash.
Music by Mr Handel - I know that my redeemer liveth. Click on the link and enjoy!