While mochrome images depicting the town of Ashford entice us to venture down memory lane, those in full colour, for many, illustrate the town within living memory and provide an excellent insight into how Ashford used to look. Ashford in the 1960s & '70s delves into the town's more recent past, showcasing a superb selection of archive colour images from Steve Salter's extensive photograph collection. Who could possibly have guessed what was going to happen to our beloved market town during a period of great change and regeneration.
Steve R. Salter is an acknowledged authority on the history of Ashford and is well-known locally for his popular nostalgia column in the Kent Messenger. He is also the author of six titles on Ashford in the Britain in Old Photographs series. Steve owns an unrivalled collection of many thousands of images of Ashford. He lives in the town and has done so all his life.