Day to Day => Residential => Topic started by: Galgo23 on March 05, 2010, 08:52:55

Title: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: Galgo23 on March 05, 2010, 08:52:55
The other day I was driving with a friend from Russia showing them the sights of Medway and as we went past Slicketts Hill I mentioned that it was named after a prostitute called Sly Kate. I don't know where I got this information from, does anyone know the story or even if it's true?
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: merc on March 05, 2010, 11:02:11
Yes, one rumour is that it was named after a local prostitute known as, 'Sly Kate'. There also used to be a 'Full-A-Love Alley' nearby.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: numanfan on March 06, 2010, 12:25:55
Yes, one rumour is that it was named after a local prostitute known as, 'Sly Kate'. There also used to be a 'Full-A-Love Alley' nearby.

Quite right about 'Full-A-Love Alley', it was widened to become Batchelor Street - not sure when though.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: peterchall on March 06, 2010, 17:34:51
Quite right about 'Full-A-Love Alley', it was widened to become Batchelor Street - not sure when though.
According to Couchman Collection in Medway Archives it was between 1900 and 1902. It is shown on the 1907 map of Chatham.
I wonder if it's new name kept a connection with its past - a street frequented by batchelors!
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: kyn on April 11, 2010, 20:45:44
 :)
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: numanfan on April 11, 2010, 21:30:57
Did you draw the map yourself Kyn? :)

Can you scan a wider area to include some other landmarks, 'cos I can't get my bearings! Any clues as to what the marked buildings are?
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: kyn on April 11, 2010, 21:58:32
The buildings are Chatham Town, I will add a larger plan but it may not be too clear but does show the line of defences.  Basically Sly Kates Hill is half way up the bank on the Great ines and it is down hill to the buildings in Chatham Town.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: kyn on April 11, 2010, 22:05:50
Here we go  :)
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: smiffy on March 21, 2018, 20:24:43
There is always some confusion over whether the correct name of this road is Sly Kate's or Slicketts. The former certainly sounds more evocative, and tends to conjure up images of some colourful or notorious local character going by the name of Sly Kate.

Although some maps from the 19th century have it marked as Sly Kate's, it's actually shown on Hasted's map - which was published in 1798 - as "Slickets".

It's possible that Sly Kate's is just a modified form of "Slykates", which may have actually been pronounced "Slicketts".
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: Greyuncle on March 23, 2018, 13:56:56
Nice Shot of the Three Brothers. It ceased Trading after 100 years on the 22nd June 1969.  It was there when I was a telegram boy in Chatham 1960 -1963. Pleased to say I had a drink in there with Roy Murrant  Albert Delahay.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: lutonlad on March 24, 2018, 16:02:53
I remember the Pub Too, Albert Delahay was my Grandad, He lived in Eldon St, near to Slicketts Hill.

We use to go down the Hill on homemade Barrows.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: lutonman1 on March 26, 2018, 03:35:41
Strange small world, Greyuncle. I was a telegram boy in 1941, a difficult time to be one.
lutonlad, We used to make our own ` barrows ` then use it, from the top of Castle Road, in 1935.
Title: Re: Slicketts Hill, Chatham
Post by: Greyuncle on March 27, 2018, 02:13:00
Lutonlad, when I lived on Luton Road, I drove a minicab for your Grandad and Wally Stevens.

Lutonman as a young lad I stayed with relations in Mills terrace and my cousin Gerald introduced me to sliding down the lines on a tin tray.

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