In addition to being a village
, my road atlas
of the United Kingdom
lists five Ashfords in England
, and I would imagine that with the American penchant
for giving places British
names (especially in New England
) that there are a fair few Ashfords in the US.
The largest English Ashford seems to be the one in Kent, which is located about 15 miles from Canterbury, the ancient capital of the county, and a similar distance from Folkestone, a port town which is the British end of the channel tunnel. A quick search on Google has provided a few fascinating facts about Ashford:
Apart from that it has to be said that Ashford seems to be a fairly ordinary small satellite town of London. Still, if any of the 50k residents of Ashford should ever be reading this feel free to correct my impression of the place if I'm wrong.