A BEAUTIFUL snapshot of life in the town in bygone days is the subject of this week’s Memory Lane.
Although the shapes of the buildings in the scene, over looking the Market Place from Union Street at George Corner, has changed very little, the names above the doors and windows are all now completely different.
The cars, unusually for a picture from this era, seem to be quite plentiful indicating that the picture was taken on a particularly busy day. The Market Square, even in those days, was used as a car park.
We wonder if the drivers were as worried then about civil parking enforcers keeping a watchful eye on them as is the case now. Pay and Display was, of course, not much of an issue in the mid-1900s.
Look closely and you might spot an early livestock lorry, parked by the side of the road. Might this have been visiting Ashbourne’s cattle market?
If you have pictures to share we would love to print them for our readers.
Memory Lane relies on contributions and pictures can be scanned in at our Market Place reception desk during business hours to be handed straight back to you.
Any picture will be considered that depicts life or scenery in times past, including shots of the town centre, old school photographs, photographs of sporting teams from the past or events in the town.
Even more recent photographs, from the 1980s to the 1990s for example, might stir a memory with some of our readers so we would love to see what you have.
Pictures can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org