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Offline cliveh

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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2013, 12:22:57 »
A couple of postcards of the Main Gate c1900:



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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 11:02:48 »
In the 70's, the left house of the main gate was occupied by the Chaplain of the Royal Dockyard church, the Rev. Braithwaite, the right side near the main road was occupied by an officer.
Although I knew his son, I can't remember his name.
I spent much of my time as a young boy playing in both houses, as I was best friends with Matthew the son of the chaplain, and singing in the church choir.

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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 14:11:51 »
From the other side.


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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 18:04:52 »
Back in the middle 1920's my grandfather was "Master Rigger Chatham Dockyard". This was a Commissioned position in the Royal Navy, he having come up through the ranks to Boatswain and then being commissioned as a Lieutenent. With this position came a flat which was located above main gate so there was accommodation there. I believe there was actually two flats, the other being occupied by another RN officer who had an appointment within the dockyard.

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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 12:31:05 »
Some 15 years ago I was a security guard there, and I recall there was a family living in the accomodation on the Dock Road side of the gatehouse and an antique dealer/collector lived in the other side.
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Re: Main Gate, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2011, 22:47:28 »
I seem to recall that the main gate served as a senior police (inspector?) quarters. Entrance to the "house" was inside the entrance. What an interesting place to live. Make a great holiday, Landmark?, let.


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