Ashford used to be a small town, when I was young I remember playing in the fields and exploring the surrounding woodland. Ashford was a community with a small local market in the centre of the town. But this small market town has become a deserted victim of the pandemic, with glaring glass shopping centres reflecting the ghosts of the retail market. The old areas of open space have been bulldozed and the field that was home to my rope swing is now a housing estate that I actually lived in a few years ago. The legacy of Ashford now seems be a victim of poor planning and Brexit.