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Offline Troyboy

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Re: Rochester Warrenwood
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2017, 16:19:29 »
Hi AlanH, yes I remember Pongo, I also worked with him at Sydney Schollar's.
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« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2017, 08:48:22 »
Can't be right all the time Troyboy, or at least most of you can't but some of us are different....  :) Yes Theobold Square had a variety of families including the Warrens and Palmers (remember Pongo?), neither of whom lived at Warren Wood, from memory so a bit off topic.
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« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2017, 19:50:21 »
Ok I stand/sit corrected apologies to all.
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2017, 16:25:18 »
I also lived nearby, over Leonards departmental store. The part that I lived in is still there - now The Tale of Two Cities restaurant.

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Re: Rochester Warrenwood
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2017, 15:12:46 »
Remember Woggy Warren, lived in Theobald Square - now La Providence. He came from quite a large family if I remember rightly. He joined the Army after leaving school.
The Warren Family several boys and a sister Jackie if I remember rightly, they lived near me and they did call one of the lads Woggy Warren , one brother was called Malcolm .
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Offline Mike S

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« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2017, 09:12:21 »
Remember Woggy Warren, lived in Theobald Square - now La Providence. He came from quite a large family if I remember rightly. He joined the Army after leaving school.

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« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2017, 09:01:24 »
I must say I can't remember it ever being called that. There was a boy at Warren Wood school called Woggy Warren though........ :)
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Re: Rochester Warrenwood
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 20:32:01 »
everybody seems to for get that the colloquial name was Woggy Wood.

I remember the area and school called that when I lived in the area although it wasn`t meant in any racial way when I was a kid but it would be now I guess .
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 19:24:34 »
everybody seems to for get that the colloquial name was Woggy Wood.

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« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2017, 09:20:19 »
Certainly doesn't look like any prefab I've ever seen but thanks for the info. Nice to hear it's not just a boozing club for so called "workers"....  :)
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« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2017, 16:30:07 »
Rochester bred, that boys club building has the appearance of an old railway wagon, I wonder whether it was?

I was told it was part of one of the prefabs that was left for the boys club then later taken down .
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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2017, 13:58:58 »
Rochester bred, that boys club building has the appearance of an old railway wagon, I wonder whether it was?
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2017, 11:50:10 »
I have enclosed a picture of the boys club which was a prefab which stayed into the 70s then after it was pulled down a Social club was built which is quiet and rather respectable. I have been a couple of times with family.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 08:41:43 »
I know what you mean RB as our place was the one furthest off the road so no one passed it. Except you lot trying to get in the stadium.  :) Didn't matter though as we knew many people from our school days and of course others like us came up from the flats down off Manor Lane in Borstal.
Yes it was a fairly good community but did hear they put a "working mens club" or something in the middle of it all, but as I haven't been back for over 35 years I can't say If that's true or not. Perhaps you can advise?
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2017, 09:40:15 »
AlanH I remember well climbing through the bushes myself to the greyhound track even though I could have got in for free due to family working there. I wanted to go on with my friends, I have spoken to many people who lived in the prefabs and then moved into the houses on the estate after they removed prefabs and they all said how sturdy they were and had everything you needed and lovely gardens each. Where I live we had 2 prefabs on the site but when they built the row of white houses on my patch, they fitted 6 on there, resulting on tiny gardens. Sadly, by the time you shut your back door and do your coat up your going out the back gate. "Ha ha", I won`t complain, it`s a roof over our heads but I wish I had lived in the prefabs as my home, at the time was in a slum area of Rochester due for clearance for many years. The prefabs had everything you needed, even if on a small scale, the only thing was that when they built the last of the phase, the white houses, to replace prefabs they built them on the same road pattern as the prefabs which, unlike them, means the people are alienated from neighbours as so many live in little closes where you don`t have passing people so you can go weeks without seeing anyone as most use the back entrances which are all at different  angles and as there are no roads in the close, no passing traffic. I will say it`s kept its community feel and as long as you go to the local shop you`re bound to come across the locals.
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