Day to Day => Residential => Topic started by: smiffy on September 26, 2010, 19:40:41

Title: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: smiffy on September 26, 2010, 19:40:41

Noticed that this building has just been demolished, no idea what it used to be used for.

(http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x345/smudge1954/Pics/Clover_St.jpg)
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: elmore1978 on September 26, 2010, 21:11:30
think it used to be a church of some sort....
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: ann on September 27, 2010, 12:50:46
There definitely was some sort of church in Clover Street.  Vague feeling may have been Ebenezeer Chapel or such.  Dont remember it looking like the photo though.
Ann
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Clankypup on September 27, 2010, 18:52:15
I think that in the late 1970s it was an ironmonger's shop. I recall buying some metalworking tools there.
The church was next door just up the hill where Blockbuster Video is now located.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: redge on September 27, 2010, 19:11:51
1974/ here is Richard st
       #9, Clover st, Brown Bros, Car accessories.
         then the Zion Baptist Church.
         here is Best st
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Kevin on September 30, 2010, 10:24:11
I am trying to place (from the pictures) where the Navy House stood. I know it stood from Clover St. to James St. with a walled garden (waste ground) on Best St. from the Sunday School building to James St. I am going back 55 years, so memory could be a bit dodgy.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Terram on September 30, 2010, 12:48:56
The Navy House, The Medway Mission to Seaman, was on the South East side of Clover Street, no. 7, next to it was Brown Bros, then the Zion Baptist Church.

Got that from my 1968 Kelly's.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: smiler on November 01, 2010, 15:25:13
I remember Brown Bros opening recall they sold motor spares thought they took over part of the Navy House .Is'nt the large building behind the small car park on the corner of Clover St the old Navy House?
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Brother Richard on December 23, 2010, 11:14:16
I used to attend Zion Baptist Church in the mid 80's. It was a car garage fix shop next door. Unfortunately I think the Church building became structurally compromised after the building of the ring road. After about 15 years or so from the ring road development it got demolished and the last I remember there was a video store built in its place.

There was something disquieting about seeing the old church where I used to sit stripped down to ground level but with enough interior to see where I once hung out.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: peterchall on December 23, 2010, 13:20:37
There definitely was some sort of church in Clover Street.  Vague feeling may have been Ebenezeer Chapel or such.
Ebenezer Church, now Emmaus Church Centre, is  a combination of United Reformed Church and St John's Church of England Church. It is on the opposite side of the road to the buildings in the photos, opposite the end of Richard Street.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: smiffy on January 27, 2018, 15:30:53
Charabanc outing.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: conan on January 27, 2018, 23:15:10
A grand photo.How fashions changed after the Great War, apart from the driver there is only one gentleman wearing a hat, pre war they would all have been wearing them.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Lyn L on January 28, 2018, 08:08:08
The hat on that gentleman was something I noticed straightaway ! But as a child I remember my Dad always wearing his trilby and I'm not 100 yet  (child of the 40s )  :)
It did look like a lovely day out .
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: smiffy on January 28, 2018, 12:21:15
I wonder what the ride was like in one of those old Charabancs. Solid tyres and leaf springs would make for an interesting journey.
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: mikeb on January 28, 2018, 15:07:47
They couldn't have gone very far at 12mph!
Title: Re: Clover Street, Chatham
Post by: Dave Smith on January 29, 2018, 18:09:41
smiffy. Definitely "shaken", not stirred! And the roads weren't too brilliant then either. If cobbled, I cringe at the thought!