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Railway apprentice piece unveiled

25 March 2018

Ashford Museum are pleased to be able to display a scale steam ploughing engine built by apprentices at Ashford Railway Works during 1968 - 1972. The engine had been in the possession of Tutor, Bert Hazeldon who passed away recently, and was kindly donated to the Museum by his family.

Mayor of Ashford, Cllr. Winston Michael, unveiled the engine at the Museum, on 24th March, in the presence of some of those who built it and members of Bert Hazeldon’s family. The Mayor said that young people considering taking up engineering as a career should see the engine as an example of the skills that could be gained through an apprenticeship.

Ashford Museum are extremely grateful to Bert's family for the donation of this important example of the history of the railway in Ashford.