Leisure => Retail => General Stores => Topic started by: Janetlinda56 on November 26, 2010, 08:33:04

Title: Skinner street Gillingham
Post by: Janetlinda56 on November 26, 2010, 08:33:04
Can anyone remember 2 shop that were in Skinner street, a greengrocers and a sweet shop, possibly owned by members of the same family, probally 50 / 60's.
Thank you.
Title: Re: Skinner street
Post by: smiler on November 26, 2010, 10:10:13
Can anyone remember 2 shop that were in Skinner street, a greengrocers and a sweet shop, possibly owned by members of the same family, probally 50 / 60's.
Thank you.
    Chatham or Gillingham? I remember a greengrocers who was also a coal merchant Skinner st Chatham can't recall name think it began with a B backed on to Chalkpit Hill chalk face.
Title: Re: Skinner street
Post by: Janetlinda56 on November 26, 2010, 10:29:54
Sorry, it was in Gillingham.
Title: Re: Skinner street
Post by: grandarog on November 26, 2010, 14:08:43
All I remember of Skinner Street was our Terh. School at the top and bunking off to see Bill Haley in  "Rock arround the Clock" at the Cinema half way down to the High Street. When we came out, which was after school time, "Chic" Norton, the maths teacher said, as he passed, " I hope you haven`t just been watching the afternoon show". All of us dutifully lied "No Sir, just went in to buy some popcorn", to which he replied "well put your caps on then, you know the rules!" 
I think there was Lefevres on the High Street corner.
Title: Re: Skinner street Gillingham
Post by: smiler on November 27, 2010, 10:08:43
There was a double fronted shop next door to the Victory pub {now changed name} could have originally been two.
Title: Re: Skinner street Gillingham
Post by: saergytha on May 20, 2015, 14:45:06
I recall there was a greengrocery near the High Street junction run by Florrie Tadman in the 1960s.
Title: Re: Skinner street Gillingham
Post by: KeithJG on June 18, 2015, 15:23:26
Seeing as The Grand was my favourite cinema in the mid fifties when I was 7yrs. I was up and down Skinner Street all the time and remember the shops division covers hanging down as in the photo.

Also the Pub was called "The British Queen" in 1930. Photo corner of High St. & Skinner St.