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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2012, 20:20:46 »
Sentinel S4, I had thought it could be [Coleman] & Reckets if that's how it is spelt.

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« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2012, 20:14:48 »
Yes. I thought they were tramlines which also limits the date. You could be correct about the bricks although they look more like stocks to me.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2012, 20:13:56 »
To me with my appalling sight the wording in the reflection looks like; & REX (or BEX)  819. Could that be any help?

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 19:51:25 »
I think the different shades are down to different brick being used i.e. there are Kent commons on the gable wall as it will undoubtedly be hidden when the vacant site next door is built on. Most of the front elevation matches the existing property next door and a different brick was used in the shop entrance to match the clients instruction.

I have looked hard at the name board under different filters. The picture being primarily to promote the architect and builder, albeit this one printed as a postcard to send to a sweetheart, I am fairly confident that it has been deliberately obscured on the original plate so as not to confuse anyone who it was promoting.
However I am not too sure that it is two different shops rather than one shop specialising in two fields. It looks as if there is one name on the centre of the board with fruiter on the left and confectioner on the right.

Going back and zooming into to my original scan I noticed that there are tram lines which must at least limit the possible locations a little more.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2012, 17:03:14 »
Is this a reflection of a name on a shop opposite? I have flipped the photo, can anyone read it?



It could also be over the top of the shop door



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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2012, 16:15:24 »
Looking at Paul's close up it looks like it is split into two shops and what I thought was a rendered gable end is painted brickwork.

The other thing I noticed earlier was that the ground in front is level which probably rules out James Street.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2012, 13:25:53 »
 :)
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 11:54:10 »
Could this possibly have been in James St , top of Richmond Rd.No doubt someone will know better but does this remind me of a small shop owners name Lu Duc there in the early 70s?

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2012, 22:21:02 »
Davpot - can you scan at a higher resolution perhaps.  It pixelates before any further detail can be seen.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2012, 21:51:09 »
On the window it says ' English & Foreign Fruitier' and the display is what looks like apples and another couple of types fruits that I can't make out. The right hand window there is an advertisement for Cadbury and has jars that may be sweets. Unfortunately I can't make out any name above the shop. Even blowing the image right up I can't make out what is on the shop sign, perhaps it was one of those glass ones and the angle of the sunlight has obscured it also it may have been brushed out on the photo or even as suggested it hasn't been finished yet. Tomorrow I will try and load the picture into a photo editor and see if different filters make it any more legible.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2012, 20:26:37 »
Looks like English & Foreign Provisions. (In Upper case.)
The Shopfront Header Board doesn't appear to have been sign written.   :)

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 19:10:10 »
The curved bit looks like
"ENGLISH & xxxxx"
possibly
"ENGLISH & FOREIGN"

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2012, 17:23:13 »
Could well be an advert, the more I zoom in on the photo, the more blurred it becomes.
I guess that the shop name would be above and not on the window. Seafordpete.

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Re: Gillingham area mystery building photo
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 17:11:01 »
What is written on the window, shop name?

 

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