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Re: Luton, Chatham
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2017, 14:02:23 »
Thanks HERB COLLECTOR, that made a lot of interesting reading. I understood it was a second ww bomb that did the damage to Church Terrace, now I know the facts. Thanks again.
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« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 21:44:51 »
does any body have a photo  or imformation  about the  bomb damage to  number two Church terrace in Luton village ?

Is this the incident you are referring too? 3/4 September 1917.
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=17754.msg154330#msg154330
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« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2017, 17:38:38 »
Does any body have a photo or information about the bomb damage to number two Church Terrace in Luton village ?

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2015, 22:41:43 »
Many thanks smiffy, that was quick. :) I doubt there was any connection though , haven't come across a GP Bingham in amongst the family.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2015, 22:37:34 »
Hi Lyn L,

Both Bingham Road and Powlett road in Frindsbury were named after George Powlett Bingham, a local landowner, so I suppose that there is a possibility they may have been related.

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Re: Luton, Chatham
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 18:10:15 »
Thanks for that, Smiffy :)
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 18:06:53 »
Smiffy.. might your sources tell you how Bingham Road in Frindsbury got it's name ? Hubby had relations living there but I doubt very much if it was named after them  :) ( late 1890s ).
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2015, 17:07:18 »
According to my sources, the earliest mention is in 1240 when it was known as Leueton. This comes from the Old English "Leofan tun", meaning Leofa's farmstead. Other Lutons may have different origins.

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Re: Luton, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 13:02:50 »
As well as being a suburb of Chatham there is, of course, the town of Luton in Bedfordshire, and there may be other villages/hamlets/suburbs of that name.

Does anyone know its origin?
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Re: Luton, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 17:55:25 »
I found two very interesting films of Luton Village on you tube today, just wanted to share them.

Sandi  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeEzh7UoliE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3JjnfJ2Tm4

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2011, 04:25:52 »

This is the panoramic photo of Luton that I have mentioned in a couple of Luton threads. I remembered seeing the original hanging on the wall of a Luton pub many years ago and have recently came across this copy. Not very good but all I have been able to find. Parts of this shot have already been posted on the Forum but this is the complete thing, taken in 1905. The wide angle of the lens has distorted the view slightly but there are many recognisable features to be seen. I think it must have been taken from the chalk quarry at the Ash Tree Lane end of Beacon Road, my guess is they are lime kilns in the left foreground.
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