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Posted by: JeanS
« on: January 21, 2013, 09:27:48 »

I think this is the garage you remember. The photo is owned by the Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

Posted by: Del
« on: January 10, 2013, 21:20:27 »

Thank you for both your replies.
The garage was not behind the Belisha Beacon it was actually along the A2 and had an old wooden (I think) door.
The building itself was quite old I imagine and, once again I think, was next to where the post office was.
The old grey matter is not as sharp as it once was but I remember either a distant relation or famiy friend worked there and I used to 'pop in' sometimes to get my and my mates bike tyres pumped up, for nothing of course.
I do know the repair and MOT place behind the pub as they failed a car of mine once, never to be forgotten, of course.
The garage used to be almost opposite Edwin Road maybe slightly to the left of centre as you looked across at the row of shops.
Hope this helps.
Thanks so far...
Del     
Posted by: Leofwine
« on: January 10, 2013, 15:57:06 »

I remember a car repair place behind the Belisha Beacon (later the Hop & Vine) in the mid 70s-early 80s, but I'm not sure when it became Watling Tyres.  Sadly I don't remember much more than it being there as I walked past to go to the chip shop!
Posted by: Jason
« on: January 10, 2013, 04:09:15 »

Can you describe exactly where it was?  I used to go to Watling Tyres, behind the Hop and Vine.  Could that be the site?
Posted by: Del
« on: January 09, 2013, 22:28:38 »

Anyone remember the old car repair garage/workshop amongst the old shops at Rainham Mark along the A2?
Photos, who owned it, when it was demolished or who worked there please?
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