Day to Day => Towns & Villages => Topic started by: numanfan on March 31, 2010, 10:29:36

Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: numanfan on March 31, 2010, 10:29:36
Hope this brings back some memories :)

1959
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/TroyTown1959.jpg)

(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/TroyTown1959-1.jpg)

Where the recently demolished police station was built
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/TroyTownHouses-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on March 31, 2010, 11:37:15
I don't remember the white 'hut' on the corner of East Row/Cazeneuve Street. Does anyone know what it was?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: Merv on March 31, 2010, 13:15:52
The white Hut in the lower picture was a concrete building and Troy Town school canteen.
Just behind it was a couple of cottages and The windmill cafe which was just down from Union street.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: ukfirestorm on October 19, 2010, 16:05:04
Love the old picture of rose street(that's where I live) my wife grew up on cecil road and said that all the roads around delce road (formally delce farm) were named after the farmers children, may, cecil, rose, catherine etc.is this true?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on October 26, 2010, 10:52:00
The 1950 pic of King Street is the 'Maidstone Road' end, ie - the upward slope in the distance in the 2010 pic. My memory told me the houses were tiny 'two up-two down' dwellings, but some were actually quite large; ah, well, what tricks 60 years can play on the mind :). Troy Town School would have been just out of the pic, on the left.

The 2010 pic is of the 'Delce Road' end, and St peters Church was where what appears to be flats are. The Church had a clock (gold hands and numbers on a blue face) on which I learnt to tell the time. It was visible from Queen Street, looking down James Street, and my Grandad used to send me just along the road from his house in Queen St "to see the time". I remember coming back with my fingers set in position, saying "the hands are like this".

So Numanfan, thanks again for reminding me of happy memories.

Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on October 26, 2010, 11:39:46
Peterchall King St old picture are you saying this is taken looking up towards the Maidstone Rd from about where the post office was on the corner. I started work in King St in 59 an this is how I seem to remember it with the Black Moors Head opposite.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on October 26, 2010, 13:03:42
Peterchall King St old picture are you saying this is taken looking up towards the Maidstone Rd from about where the post office was on the corner. I started work in King St in 59 an this is how I seem to remember it with the Black Moors Head opposite.
Yes. As far as I remember the 'Delce Road end' of King Street was more modern, and would have shown the church. The post office was on the corner of Cazenueve Street and King Street. On the opposite corner was a radio and bike shop, I think called 'Sharmans', where one or both of the Gray brothers once worked. Sharmans was where we took our radio accumulators for charging.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: seb on November 05, 2010, 17:40:25
I am really pleased that someone has mentioned Dark Lane.   I thought it was the Delce.   I knew a Mrs Newman who lived in May Road (she would be about 150 years old now) and she told me about Dark Lane when I was a kid.  She grew up in some cottages on Star Hill.   Between the hill and Delce road there is an island with some buildings on it.  She lived on the Delce side going down the bottom of this island.   The ground they were on is still there.  It was hard for me to imagine then that anyone could live there, even more so now.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: afsrochester on November 06, 2010, 10:30:03
Any idea as to why it was called Dark Lane seb?  Unlit perhaps?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on November 07, 2010, 10:03:25
Talking to my old, old mate he says Dark Lane was from St Williams Host up to the George, St Williams Way down to The Delce.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 15, 2010, 13:02:36
Queen Street, date unknown. Looking towards Maidstone Road. Forecourts of houses on left had gone by early 1930s. Looks like a pub on the right.
                           (http://i622.photobucket.com/albums/tt309/petec-photo/img135-2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 15, 2010, 21:35:58
Yes, there was a corner shop above the girl's hat, but I can't remember what sort - my main memory of the area is from 1935 - 1938 and 1940 - 1952, and I can only remember it being empty. Next door towards Maidstone Road was the 'office' (front room of a house) of a coal merchant where we were registered for coal rations, and I think we stayed with them even after I moved to Chatham.

On the left, I think about where the girl is, was a grocers called the 'Blue Shop'; I can't remember if that was its real name or just what we called it because of the colour. It was where we were registered for grocery rations. The owner's name was Roberts.

I only found this photo today while looking for something else, and have no idea where it came from or of its age. I would guess 1900 -1910, and I can see differences to when I knew it.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 17, 2010, 20:58:41
My first 'grown-up' memory of Queen Street is from about 1940, when the G Intent was a 'modern' pub on the corner of Q St and a road that I can't remember the name of but I'm sure it is well pre-war. The same applies to the Man of Kent in John Street. While the left side of the street in my photo is familiar, and so is the distant part of the right side, I just can't visualise that blank wall with the writing on it, or the 'shop' window. I'm still guessing that the G Intent was there, and it and the MoK were rebuilt in the early 1930s judging from the style of the new buildings. But there is still the question of what replaced the old ones.

It's complicated by the fact that (according to Yellow Pages) both the pubs that were in Queen Street, the Morden Arms and Good Intent, are now almost next to each other in the present day John Street, but that is where the original Morden Street was.

Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 18, 2010, 12:31:24
There was a Man of Kent in John Street and a Good Intent in Queen Street as far back as 1858, and possibly earlier. The Man of Kent had the appearance of a private house (see Reply#102) and was definitely in a different part of the street to the present one. Since they were the same brewers, is it a fair assumption that the same history applies to the Good Intent? There is a difference, however; the Man of Kent had a pub sign in 1920, but there are no visible pub signs in the photo of Queen Street.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: numanfan on November 19, 2010, 11:52:14
From the Kelly's Directories:
          1937                                                                                                        
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/KellysQueenst1937.jpg)
1955
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           1937                                                                                                        
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/KellysJohnst1937.jpg)      
1955
(http://i727.photobucket.com/albums/ww272/numanfan/KellysJohnst1955.jpg)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: VN on November 25, 2010, 20:44:23
Amazing, thank so much for posting these Newmanfan. Interesting to see that two houses on the end of the terrace closest to Hoopers Road have disappeared since 1955.

I guess this would have been to widen Hoopers Road which now falls immediately after 111 Maidstone Road, whereas in 1937, Hoopers Road came after number 115, and by 1955 Hoopers Road came after number 113 Maidstone Road.

Does anyone remember these houses being demolished? Was the first house bombed during the war perhaps?

Still trying to insert images here....
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 25, 2010, 20:56:18
Brilliant Numanfan. Many thanks.
Actually the green fronted building covers what was 97 & 99. I was surprised to see the two houses at the top of Hoopers Road go missing, VN, and don't know what happened to them, but I'm sure there was no bomb damage. And it's strange that they went in two stages. The house on the opposite side of Hoopers Road is 117 in both years; it'd be interesting to know what it is now (a job for you 'local lads' :)).

The building that was hit by the UXB in 1941 was out of sight to the right, at the bottom of the slope in the 2nd photo. It was a garage when I lived at the Foresters, is that still the case?

Looking at the 1937 Kelly's, I was right about No101 being a radio shop, but wrong about the Motor Engineer being next door at No99, although I now remember the name 'Bill Glover'.

For 1955 my dad is shown as the occupier of the Foresters, but he died in December 1954 and, as far as I know, he was the last landlord. 'Bill Glover' is now an electrical engineer but I'm sure he worked at, or owned, the garage in Dunnings Lane (or my wife is - must give credit where it's due :)). Also my wife's memory is confirmed in that the hairdresser at No111 was 'Alf Jennings'. (As I've said before, I lived there for about 8 years and she only knew the place because we were courting, yet she remembers more than I do :)).
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 25, 2010, 21:56:24
Looks like there was space for two houses across the top of Hoopers Road. Was it once 'blocked off' from Maidstone Road in the same way that I think Henry Street was 'blocked off' from Queen Street? (See recent post on Queen Street).

Yes, Numanfan, that was the garage, and the Foresters was out of sight to the right. The flats that you can  just see the corner of may have been the location of the depository I mentioned earlier; I'm not sure now whether it was that or the garage that got the UXB.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: VN on November 26, 2010, 11:26:55
Brilliant Numanfan. Many thanks.
Actually the green fronted building covers what was 97 & 99. I was surprised to see the two houses at the top of Hoopers Road go missing, VN, and don't know what happened to them, but I'm sure there was no bomb damage. And it's strange that they went in two stages. The house on the opposite side of Hoopers Road is 117 in both years; it?d be interesting to know what it is now (a job for you ?local lads? :)).


I can confirm that the house next to Hoopers Road is still number 117!
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 26, 2010, 17:20:53
Thanks again, Numanfan. The map answers some questions about both Maidstone Road and Queen Street.

There is only 1 building in Dunnings Lane, behind the Forester's, so must have been a depository in 1941 when the UXB fell, and became a garage later.
Nos113 & 115 are there, as well as Hoopers Road, so it was much narrower than now; I reckon it was where the lay-by with the blue car is.

No 31 Queen Street seems a very small detached house between the gardens of Henry Street and John Street.
Providence Place was 3 houses accessed from the alley at the back of James Street. I've just noticed it in the 1937 Kelly's, and now remember that the 'Costens' was the family with 13 kids.

A couple of minor 'diversions': Dunnings Lane from Maidstone Road down past the Foresters was white cobblestones.
The first house in Watts Avenue, opposite to the end of Queen Street, was occupied by brother and sister Drs William & Anne Duguid (pronounced Dogood, which is probably why we were on their 'Panel' :))
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: VN on November 26, 2010, 19:03:30



A couple of minor 'diversions': Dunnings Lane from Maidstone Road downn past the Foresters was white cobblestones.



You can still see some peeping out of the tarmac at the top end beside 97 Maidstone Rd!
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 26, 2010, 20:51:11
The Foresters Arms is first listed on Maidstone Road, Rochester, in the 1861 Census. It does not have a number, and named premises are listed in alphabetical order, so it isn't possible to tell whereabouts in the road it was.

The first Census which clearly lists properties in their relative locations is 1901, and I thought it would be interesting to look at the properties between Dunnings Lane and Hoopers Road. I have shown only the house number, the occupation of the head occupier, and the total number of people living there. I can give more details if requested.

1901 Census
97: Licensed Victualler: 4
99: House Decorator: 3
101: Engine Fitter: 3
103: Widow: 11
105: Confectioner and Fruiter: 4
107: Plumber: 9
109: Upholstress: 1
111: Solicitor's Clerk: 4
113: Watchmaker & Jeweller: 8  (incl 1 lodger & 1 servant)
115: House Decorator: 6

1911Census
97 'Foresters Arms': Naval Pensioner & Beer Retailer: 2
99: Carriage Painter for Jobmaster: 2
101: Hairdresser: 1
101: Charwoman: 1
101: Housekeeper: 3
103: Yeast & Baker's Utensils: 3
105: House Decorator: 3
107: Timber Inspector: 2
109: Milliner: 1
111: Coal Factor's Clerk & Army Pensioner: 6
113: Watch & Jewellery Repairer: 7
115: Blacksmith: 6
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 27, 2010, 22:16:47
Back to Queen Street, north side:
Counting the houses from Maidstone Road in Numanfan's map, there is a small building that would be No17, then 3 buildings in a 'yard' that would be Nos19, 21, & 23. That would make the pub No25, as already established.
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3711.msg68193#msg68193

Looking at my photo, I think No17 is the building that looks like a church and what looks like a notice board is on the end of No 19 that is facing Queen Street, and it is definitely the 'old' Good Intent that's at the right of the photo.
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/ind
ex.php?topic=3711.msg68094#msg68094

This may answer something that has been bugging me. I have a memory of a Mr Jones who had a yard behind the King's Arms pub on Maidstone Road, where he specialised in Austin 7 repairs and salvaged spares. Kelley's for 1955 shows a Mrs K. Jones, Motor Engineer, at Nos17 - 23. So it wasn't right behind the King's Arms but further down behind the Good Intent. (Well, I was partly right, it was behind a pub :)).
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=3711.msg67495#msg67495

So that has refreshed my memory of the north side of Queen Street, thanks once again to Numanfan.

There is still the question of why the name 'Morden' crops up so much in the area.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: VN on November 28, 2010, 08:36:14
Thanks Peterchall for posting those census results, I have copies of the originals of these which I still can't manage to post on here. They are very interesting, particularly the poor lady (a widow) at number 103 with 10 children! You can only imagine...

I have tried to photgraph the 'Morden Place 1822 ' plaque which is on number 107 Maidstone Road without any luck, it is high up and very faint but definitely there. I have a theory that Morden Place originally consisted of what are now numbers 97 - 107.

The houses after 107 are slightly set back from the others and would have been in another block of 4 houses, o
nly two of which remain (113 and 115 were demolished as discussed earlier). Could this small terrace have been 'Clarence Place' or 'Upper Clarence Place'? Am planning a visit to the archives soon so will see what I can find.

Also wonder whether this whole row of houses once had small front yards? This would bring the frontage of the properties level with the others in the road (95 and below) as seen on Newmanfan's 1932 plan where numbers 111 - 115 still show theirs.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 28, 2010, 10:30:27
Re houses with front yards: I lived in Ross Street and James Street, 1940-1945, and had little reason to go onto Maidstone Road. But I can say for certain that Nos97 to 107 did not have front yards during my connection with the Foresters, 1946-1954, nor did the houses between Dunnings Lane and King Street.

I wonder if the semi-circular facade above the Foresters ever had a name on it - I can't remember.

The 1893 OS map shows Maidstone Road built up as far as Clive Road, so even if the various terraces were built in stages, they were all there before 1893.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 28, 2010, 18:16:15
Thanks Peterchall for posting those census results, I have copies of the originals of these which I still can't manage to post on here. They are very interesting, particularly the poor lady (a widow) at number 103 with 10 children! You can only imagine...

Can you imagine? I thought it would be interesting to have a closer look at the family. I've omitted names and just given the status, age, date of birth, and occupation (if any).

Widow: 39: 1862
Son: 18: 1883: Shipwright Apprentice
Daughter: 17: 1884
Son: 15: 1886: Bricklayers Apprentice
Son: 13: 1888
Son: 11:1890
Son: 8: 1893
Son: 6: 1895
Son: 4: 1897
Daughter: 2: 1899
Daughter: 0: 1901.

The Census was taken on 31 March 1901, so the youngest child was less than 3 months old and the lady must have been widowed for no more than 1 year. There were only two wage earners in the family, and as apprentices their income would have been a pittance.

I wonder if any state benefits were available to that family, and what other support would have been available to them!
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on November 28, 2010, 18:51:22
Wonder if living opposite Watts Alms House could have helped them?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 29, 2010, 12:22:57
So far as I can gather their situation would be as follows.

Watts Alms Houses were a charity only for residents.

The 'New Poor Law' of 1834 superseded the Elizabethan system that was the responsibility of individual parishes and created 'Poor Law Unions' based on local councils, the most far-reaching effect being the elimination of 'out relief' and requiring recipients to live in Workhouses. The National Insurance Act of 1911 gave relief against illness and unemployment for those over 16 who paid contributions, but not until the National Assistance Act of 1948 was everybody, contributors or not, covered.

Since the family was not in a workhouse it seems they would have received no support unless they subscribed to a friendly society, such as the 'Oddfellows' or 'Buffaloes', that grew in response to the harshness of the official system. Then they would only have got support in case of illness.

Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on November 30, 2010, 17:42:43
I've been looking at the 1891 Census for Maidstone Road, Rochester, and have found some surprising results.

207 individual premises are listed, grouped by 'type' and not location.

There are these 'groups' each having more than one residence, numbered from 1 to ? in each case: Berkeley Villas; Bramble Island Cottages; Clifton Villas; Colden Villas; Fort Clarence Quarters; Grove Villas; Home Villas; Lansdown Villas; Merton Villas; Moat House; Vine Villas; Warders Quarters; Watts Alms Houses.

There are 16 premises with numbers but no names, and many with names but no numbers. In the latter case are included: City Mineral
Works ( occupied by the Manager and family); Girls Grammar School (occupied by the Headmistress etc); St Nickolas(sic) Cemetery Cottage (occupied by Caretaker); Managers House, Cement Works (occupied by Manager, Portland Cement Works).

The only identifiable pub is the 'Maidstone Arms', given no number in the Census. However, the link below shows it as being at 3 Maidstone Road, the part between the High Street and East Row and commonly known as 'Crow Lane'. The building was still there in February 2010.
http://deadpubs.co.uk/KentPubs/Rochester/MaidstoneArms.shtml

To add to the confusion (mine at any rate) 'Crow Lane' is listed separately and shows only 'Restoration House' and 'The Vines'.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: seb on December 06, 2010, 11:26:03
reply 171 from grantidge.   You mention Beryl Bates.   What guide troop were you with and when?   She taught me at St.Peter's Primary, New Road, Rochester.   She used to be a Brown Owl for 2nd Rochester but wanted to concentrate on Guides so my mother took the Brownies over and became district Brown Owl.   Did you attend Beryl's memorial at the Cathedral?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: Megapack162 on December 06, 2010, 14:13:02
1932. Unfortunately the 2 halfs were scanned at different sizes & I can't get them to line up, but hopefully it can help.


How about this version of your maps, resized the right side map, expanded the image attributes for the left side, copied and pasted into left side and reset the image attributes to fit the map. Not perfect but pretty close....
 
(http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt322/megapack162/KentHistoryForum/TroyTownmap1932_both_80.jpg)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: man-of-kent on December 19, 2010, 11:53:33
I found this old photo I took back in 1965. The garage was then called Barnes and Brooker.
(http://www.tgoeuk.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Misc%20Images/TroyTown01a.jpg)

The tower blocks were still being built.

Derek Brice
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on December 19, 2010, 21:22:54
Served my apprenticeship at Barnes & Brookers would have been there at time of photo.That could be cold at times working in that yard was not covered until Squires & Knight took over.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: afsrochester on December 24, 2010, 15:29:38
Cracking photograph man-of kent! :)

I'm 99% sure the white corrugated asbestos building is Brackleys Garage in Foord Street, in which case the entrance to the site must be very close to where the old Co-op laundry building must have stood. Can you tell me what the buildings on the right of the photograph were used for please, and who owned them?

Many Thanks AFS Rochester.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on December 24, 2010, 17:06:46
I'm sure you are right about the building being Brackley's garage, so wouldn't that be the Foord St Fire station? Immediately next to John Street was a yard with lock-up garages. I thought the appliance bay with the Dennis fire engine that you posted a picture of was next to that.
  http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=7315.msg59523#msg59523
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: afsrochester on December 24, 2010, 21:48:15
Hello peterchall. :)

Yes from 1940. When Kent Fire Brigade took over in 1948, the station moved sideways to the area on the corner of Foord Street. The Appliance Bay was in King Street (according to Cyril Daniel) and access to it was via the station entrance in Foord Street. My photograph that you mention must have been taken from the same place as man-of kents. I ask about ownership as there are no records in the museum, just the reasons why the station closed. KFB rented the land but nobody seems to know who from!  :)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on December 24, 2010, 23:34:22
I'm not sure if the premises you are enquiring about were in Foord Street or King Street, but Naylor's the undertakers had a garage next door to Brackley's.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on December 24, 2010, 23:59:18
It's me again. These Christmas Eve drinks are making my brain active and I've just had another thought. There was a motor spares firm in King Street in the late 1940's. Could it have been Brown Bros, before they moved to Clover Street, Chatham?

My  computer has notified me that it does not work on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, so I'll probably be back on Monday - best wishes,
Peter
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: afsrochester on December 26, 2010, 14:01:49
A comparision of my photograph with man-of-kent's. (http://i666.photobucket.com/albums/vv23/premierdrums/dl4kstab.jpg?t=1293371918)

I think the locations are identical.

Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: kevin payne on December 26, 2010, 22:14:31
hi peter chall,i remember the brown brothers when in my early twenties,there father would always by me a drink in the local pubs,a tough family but always friendly.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on December 27, 2010, 00:05:04
Hi Kevin, I don't think we are talking about the same Brown Bros. I am thinking of the nationwide chain of Motor Factors. I don't know their origins, or what eventually happened to them.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on December 27, 2010, 16:35:18

peterchall I know in the 50/60s there was a motor factors in King St named Smallbones next to Jennings the greengrocers yard which was next door to Barnes & Brookers could be the one your thinking of.
as for Kevins Brown Bros I think he means the lads whose father had a small lock up in church st? where he did a few repairs I used to help him out now and then still see his son John now and again.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: peterchall on December 27, 2010, 17:19:59
Smiler, I remember now. It probably was Smallbones - somehow Brown Bros didn't seen quite right when I wrote it. Where I was apprenticed, at Car & Electrical Services on Chatham - Maidstone Road, it was the job of the youngest 'driver' apprentice to do the errands, until the next in line got a licence. It often meant starting the day seeing what the mechanics wanted for the jobs they were doing, then touring the garages for specific makes of spares, and we used Smallbones for non-specific spares. Then there would often be the odd 'emergency' run during the day to collect parts for a mechanic, or going out to collect or deli
ver a customer's car.

I don't remember Kevin's Brown Bros, though, but I'm talking of 1945-1950.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: kevin payne on December 28, 2010, 14:38:54
hi peter,yes smiler is right about the brown brothers i was thinking of.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: seb on December 30, 2010, 10:50:30
Hello smiler, do you know anything at all about Jennings the greengrocer you mention?
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on December 30, 2010, 17:08:10
Hello seb I remember there were 2 brothers 1 had a greengrocery shop in King St it was in a row of houses opposite John St there was a bicycle shop on a corner of the row and Queenies cafe on the other. the 2nd brother had a greengrocery wholesale business an used to collect from Covent Gdn every morning in a green Bedford lorry he had a yard between what was Smallbones & Barnes & Brookers garage the yard which is only about 8ft wide onto King St is now a used car sales I think, apart from this I dont know anymore hope this helps you sure someone else here knows more.
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: Rochester-bred on January 28, 2011, 09:27:14

numanfan, Looking at maps this would be on the corner of gravel walk and Cazeneuve street I think, I can only remember the Pawn shop further along as you pass the new parade of shops which is now Weavers court Underground car park. The advert is a great find .
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: smiler on January 28, 2011, 11:37:17

numanfan, Looking at maps this would be on the corner of gravel walk and Cazeneuve street I think, I can only remember the Pawn shop further along as you pass the new parade of shops which is now Weavers court Underground car park. The advert is a great find .
     :) :) You dont get out much Rochester bred unless the've built a new parade of shops in the last week or so your "new parade of shops" have been there over 50years  :) :)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: MOK on January 28, 2011, 11:57:25
Is this the parade of shops that had Wooley's the barber in them ? I had to go there because my father knew him, he had some interesting reading material while you waited for a ten year old lad :)
Title: Re: Troy Town, Rochester
Post by: Rochester-bred on January 28, 2011, 12:21:54
Smiler Im showing my age now, yes I call anything younger than me new
and in truth there is only 2 shops one now a ladies hairdresser and the
other a small mini market of sorts. :)