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Offline Bryn Clinch

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 14:53:47 »
I remember doing some work for a Kenneth Bills, many years ago. Wasn`t he an accountant or perhaps an estate agent?
Pretty sure he was an Estate Agent.

If my memory serves me correctly I think his Estate Agency was in Chatham.  I bought my first house from "Bills" and seem to recall my Dad telling me that Ken Bills owned the place and had a motorcycle museum in Rochester.

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 14:58:17 »
Before this became Nimbus lighting, it was Leonards of Rochester soft furnishing shop.

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 14:54:52 »
Yes definitely on the Nimbus Lighting site, number 144, it shared the windows too with bikes in the left hand window.

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 14:24:47 »
I remember doing some work for a Kenneth Bills, many years ago. Wasn`t he an accountant or perhaps an estate agent?

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 13:36:59 »
Its still listed on http://www.planetware.com/tourist-attractions-/rochester-eng-k-ro.htm at 144 high street?
surely an error or does it still exist?

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 13:30:42 »
I think it was possibly behind or below Nimbus lighting?

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Re: The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2013, 13:09:31 »
I remember that it was in the back of a lighting shop if memory serves . I used to go there a bit as a youngster I wonder when it closed?

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The Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum, Rochester high street
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2013, 12:32:55 »
Does anyone remember or indeed have any pictures of the Kenneth Bills motorcycle museum that once existed in Rochester High Street. I remember visiting there a couple of times as a child, I believe my auntie and uncle were in some way involved in the running of the place, although it was long ago and my memory is very hazy! Mr Bills was I understand a local business man who had acheived some fame winning the Isle of Man TT race in the forties.

 

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