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Monkton Malc

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2010, 19:13:40 »
Grange Road Ramsgate on the corner of Mays Road

My mum remembers the garage from when she was a child and she will be 79 this year...




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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2009, 18:46:42 »
A few from Herne Bay:



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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #23 on: November 29, 2009, 21:25:11 »
Harbour Street, Whitstable.


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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2009, 01:23:17 »
I've been to Rochester today....



Pickfords Removal sign.



Sorry it's not on a wall! Entrance to the Oxfam shop in Rochester High St. Assume it used to be the Co-Op?

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2009, 12:40:33 »
"This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners of whom I am chief" ??

Maybe a bit long, but I can read the Christ Jesus bit.

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2009, 12:13:07 »
Lived in Chatham for all of my 23 &3/4 life and never noticed this before
its on the side of a house on the corner of albany terrace and fort pitt street







can't read it all except the first line what i think says 'this is a faithful saying'
any ideas folks?

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #19 on: November 17, 2009, 23:45:31 »
Longport, Canterbury. What can be done. If only more care were taken with some of the other examples we have seen here.


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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2009, 22:30:53 »
On the seaward side of the old Oyster Bay Co Warehouse at Faversham.

Chatham_Girl85

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2009, 21:38:04 »
I saw this in Rochester High Street while walking back from the Shorts Visit



can't work out quite what it says, cant rememeber either  :(

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2009, 21:31:19 »
Two more from Canterbury.

This is in Dover Street:



This is on the wall of what was the Nunnuery Tavern in Lansdown Road. It has deteriorated a lot in the last few years but since the pub closed in 1968 it's remarkable that it is still there. The top word is 'Spirits'.


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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2009, 11:35:32 »
Ramsgate sea front:





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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2009, 22:44:16 »
Railway Cottage - Chartham:

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2009, 22:39:46 »
From the Sarre thread:
Probably been re-done a few times


and on the side of the pub:


Think I've got some more somewhere, I'll dig them out tomorrow.
There is quite a few still left around Thanet, next time I'm that way I'll snap a few.

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2009, 12:16:41 »
 
I have got two round tins and a packet of tobacco still in the wrapper of Tom Long Tobacco.
I wrote this in my Memories.

1.  Memories

Uncle Tom Long

In the 1930?s Tom Long, my uncle, bought a horse drawn van and converted it into a mobile Coffee Stall. He sited it in Blackfriars Road, in London, under a railway bridge, a dry place in winter and convenient for his customers who stood at the open serving counter on the pavement, out of the rain. Soon he had a regular amount of custom and a lot of passing trade, during the day the local factory workers from nearby, and in the evening a more upper class clientele in their dr
ess suits and evening gowns, patrons of the Old Vic Theatre, just up the road in The Cut, would call for a coffee on their way home. Tom Long?s Coffee Stall became well known, even to the regulars of the Bull Boxing Ring nearby. Many of them stopped for tea on their way home after the fights, even some of the boxers, still showing signs of their fight, had a tea but not a sandwich as their mouth?s were sore. Across the road was a Tobacco factory, in those days there was no such thing as a works canteen, so the workers would run across the road for jugs of tea, even the office staff fetched it for the directors. A new tobacco was to be marketed and a fitting name had to be found. There were many suggestions, though none were thought to be suitable. As they pondered a director asked for some tea to be brought from Tom Long. The director remarked that if only the new tobacco was as well known as Tom Long, it would soon be a famous tobacco. Another director said , ?Why not ask if we can use his name?? This was do
ne. W.& F.Faulkner launched the first sale of ?Tom Long? tobacco from Tom?s Coffee Stall, and it became one of the most used tobacco ever sold. Tom did not get a royalty for the use of his name, but W.& F.Faulkner later became part of the Imperial Tobacco Company.

by Norman Long .
 

Here is Tom serving his customers.


 

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Re: Old writing on walls
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2009, 11:01:03 »
New Street. Dover.
When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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