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Offline Leofwine

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2011, 02:30:06 »
From Kelly's County Directory 1938:
Whitaker, L.D. perambulator dlr. 43 Canterbury St.

The closest I have either side of that are the local Kellys for 1959, when it had become Watts Bross, outfitters, with Elliott Bros, cycle dlrs next door at 45; and the 1934 County directory which lists Fletcher, W. & R. Limited, butchers 43d Canterbury Street and Reed, Arth. Edwd., picture frame mkr, 43 Canterbury Street.

I guess that narrows it down a little.
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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2011, 07:19:47 »
It was a really old fashioned stlye shop.

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2011, 06:35:54 »
It  wasn't Madam Milners, that was a larger shop, this was a smaller shop, I remember it having cardigans in the window,

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2011, 18:47:41 »
The shop I think you mean, Janetlina56, was Milner's, now a supermarket.

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2011, 08:17:33 »
Before the motorbike shop was extented across 3 properties there was a ladies wear shop next to the solicitors, but I think that might of been number 41.

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 20:41:19 »
They have, Karlslog.  I thought Whitake didn't sound right. Cheers.

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Re: R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 09:59:11 »
Well spotted. Looks like there's a painted over R at the end so it Whitaker.  :)

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R.D. Whitake, Canterbury St., Gillingham
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2011, 22:21:23 »
I took these photos today, soon afterwards it was removed.   Anyone heard of this shop? I guess the shop was there perhaps before WW2. It's where the motor byke shop was.










 

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