Elwick Road, Ashford

30 June 1917



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The transcribed text reads:


Late Noon

Dear K

Couldn’t get here to Dover for this afternoon. I had an awful job this morning getting one for Canterbury. As I had no word from Chiseldon shall be in Canterbury till Monday afternoon. Come up if you can tomorrow

Yours Joel

 Miss Kathleen Bashford

C.R.E. Office

Archcliffe Fort



During the War there was a VAD hospital in Elwick Road. Mr George Back of 16, Albemarle Road was a VAD orderly at Elwick Road. Mr Richard Baldock, of 109 New Town also served as a VAD orderly at the hospital in Elwick Road.

There also was a Drill Hall in Elwick Road, which, we believe, was demolished to give way to the new International Train Station Terminal.

Have you got a picture of the Drill Hall? Can you share it with us?


Image courtesy of Darrienne Price


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