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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2018, 09:13:07 »
   Walking past a few days ago I noticed the fire station is going to become a cafe in the near future

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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2012, 22:14:30 »
Very wise not going to Chatham much these days.
Like you I don't know what is there now but the two shops were, up until fairly recently methinks, an insurance office and a cafe called West One.
I used to work up opposite the old fire station in Railway Street when it was Chatham Motor Company, Vauxhall dealer, now it is Wickes. 

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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 21:12:33 »
Thanks LynL, can see it is looking up towards the old firestation now.

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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 20:35:40 »
The awning that you can just see on the left of the pic is the Prince of Wales pub, but I can't remember what the shop is now where Kendalls and Barratts is, try not to go to Chatham very often  :)
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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 20:35:21 »
Crossroads of High St and Military Rd looking up Railway St

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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 20:25:06 »
Can I have an update of what is there now, ie exactly where is this.  Thanks

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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 20:03:26 »
Forgot to mention the pic oops, nice to see the shops in Railway St and the old bus. Thanks.
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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 20:00:42 »
Oh yes, the bell bottoms , a real pain to press them  :) there were 7 creases representing the 7 Seas and the collars had 3 white bands representing the 3 Great Battles . Just asked the other half as it was his I had to press ( now and again ) :)
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Re: Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 19:41:36 »
Great photo smiler. Loved the sailor, remember seeing many of them in Chatham wearing this uniform when I was a child.  The really wide bellbottomed trousers with folds all the way up the legs.

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Bus Strike 1937
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 13:28:14 »
May 14th 1937 Thousands of busmen all over Kent returned to work today after a 3 week strike over pay and conditions. During the stoppage many people had great difficulty in getting to work and traders suffered heavy losses. The busmen also suffered but there has been considerable sympathy shown for their cause.A few drivers, who broke the picket lines and went to work needed police escort. Picture shows the only bus in the Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham district with a police car following as it went through Chatham on April 22nd.

 

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