Leisure => Retail => Restaurants & Cafes => Topic started by: Ajemp on November 03, 2015, 21:47:16

Title: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: Ajemp on November 03, 2015, 21:47:16
 Can  anybody remember  this cafe, it stood  next to a pub (can't recall the nameof pub) it was boarded up, but the cafe was very popular, I remember the man who served the food  Reg was his name  and the old lady did the cooking,  the food was very good , and good choice, any workers from the Post office behind the cafe used it.
                                   
I think the pub is still there boarded up.             ajemp.........
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: peterchall on November 03, 2015, 22:42:39
The pub was the Lord Duncan.   I remember there was a café nearby, but no details
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: smiler on November 04, 2015, 14:35:37
I agree with Lord Duncan but cannot remember a cafe what year are you talking about Ajemp.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: AlanH on November 05, 2015, 08:37:51
I too remember the Lord Duncan but not a café. There was a restaurant just back from the pub (same side) towards the viaduct and just near where Graham Vokes had his taxi office.
Virtually opposite the pub there was a Green Shield stamp shop.
AlanH.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: roger on November 05, 2015, 10:39:02
The café you refer to was on the other side of the road (James Street) from the Lord Duncan, I was about 10 at the time making it 1956.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: peterchall on November 05, 2015, 14:17:42
The pub opposite the Green Shield Stamp shop was the Good Intent, now an Indian restaurant. The Lord Duncan was on the same side as the Green Shield shop, almost on the brow of the hill down towards Luton Arches
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: smiffy on November 05, 2015, 14:23:52
Here you go....
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: KeithJG on November 05, 2015, 18:53:31
Here are another two to help and compare?

Can`t quite see James Street but of course it is there.

1965 Kellys says it is called Terry`s Corner Cafe  55/57 New Road and the proprietor is T.A Terry who lives at 57.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: peterchall on November 05, 2015, 19:31:28
The Lord Duncan was No 59, so it all fits.
James Street is the road between the café and the pub.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: redge on November 05, 2015, 20:00:45
1974 Kelly's states,
59, Lord Duncan, Public House.
here is James Street.
27/35, Inland Revenue District Valuer
Valuation office & collector of taxes.
That's heading West to Rochester.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: AlanH on November 06, 2015, 08:20:34
Thanks PeterChall. I stand corrected as to the side the pub was on. My mind grows dim....
AlanH.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: Ajemp on November 08, 2015, 21:55:07

 Excellant Smiffy, great photo I assume the pub was to the right of cafe.
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: smiffy on November 08, 2015, 23:03:29
Ajtemp - yes, as stated the Lord Duncan is still standing. (the only thing that is).
Title: Re: Caf:e on the Newroad Chatham.
Post by: Ajemp on November 09, 2015, 11:52:54


 Smiffy  can you remember  a small glassed building opposite  the Duncan pub,
 now
 an office supply shop, that  always  motor cycles  in the window? I can recall seeing a Norton Jubilee in the window many years back.