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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2014, 23:04:53 »
When we say tunnel - are we talking about a tunnel system, or just some shallow caverns? Just wondering if they're connected to what is (possibly) below Luton Arches?

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2013, 16:15:03 »
 All the rubbish I dumped in the tunnel was just inside as the caretakers told me to leave it there as it was easier for them to shift. I never went right into the tunnel.
 
Sorry I couldn't be more help.

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 16:49:51 »
Hi all, I found the correct thread now!

We've been asked by the land owner to map these tunnels and create a 3d model. I will be punching a hole through the sealed entrances and sending in a scanning probe to do the measurement work.

I was particularly interested to read that 'afsrochester' worked there in the 70's. It would be really helpful if you ever went inside and can remember roughly the layout of these tunnels and rooms?

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 13:09:45 »
The gasometer also appears on the 1866 town planning map (surveyed 1863).
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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2012, 11:58:50 »
An ordnance survey plan of 1879 shows a gasometer within the chalk walls here.

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 11:16:46 »
I assume the Meux pub by the entrance to the printers was the Crown & Anchor?

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2009, 11:20:46 »
I got it the wrong way round, library on New Road, Tech school on the High Street.

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2009, 09:18:45 »
Great pic Numanfan, agree on the location, nice work!

I would say the picture was taken from the old Library, it was the library on the High Street side and the Technical school on the New Road side (or was that the other way round?) - The High Street side later became the Fiveways leisure/youth centre (a haunt of my younger days) - now demolished





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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 22:40:38 »
Where would this picture been taken from?
I was thinking the railway bridge but may be wrong.

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Re: Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 22:03:36 »
There was a Printers there, Clements Ltd , part of IPC. I worked there in the Summer of 1970 during my school holidays.

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Pembroke Court,Chatham Caves
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 12:55:23 »
This morning Rossco and i were allowed to look at some blocked entrances and inside an open entrance to a small chamber cut into the chalk behind Pembroke Court, Chatham High street.  (near Luton Arches)
We believe there used to be a Printing works there.

We're not sure of the chambers age and unfortunatly as two of them are sealed we don't know how big the other one's are.



Blocked entrance (arch behind the bush)


Another blocked entrance.




Inside the accessable chamber, which may have had another floor in originally, is a blocked window to the outside and empty shelving.  This is no longer used and is kept locked.






"Please note....The above is on PRIVATE PROPERTY"


Many thanks to the Lady who gave us permission to look inside and Cheers to Rossco for inviting me :)


 

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