We were very pleased indeed to hear in April from a niece of Louis Ashford. She lives in Norton Fitzwarren, and had spotted the Buckland St Mary website, read the War Memorial section, and got in touch.
Louis Ashford 1939
She and her sister came to Buckland, visited the church, and showed us a great wealth of photographs. Neither was old enough to have known Louis himself, but were full of family memories and stories. These, and copies of some of the photos, have now been added to Louis’ folder in the Church.
There were many memories too of Louis’ parents, Dorothy and Jack Ashford; Jack in particular was a well-known local figure.
Rosanna Barton & Val Pym