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Re: Sun Hotel, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2017, 19:01:37 »
I have a couple very similar to this one. The Sun Wharf behind the hotel seems to have been used exclusively for unloading coal. The travelling crane had "Co-operative Fuel Service" written on it in large letters.

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Re: Sun Hotel, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2017, 18:23:17 »
Whilst looking through my collection of Kent images I came across this one, which despite showing being titled 'Coal being unloaded at Chatham' is at the rear of the Sun Hotel. 

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Sun Hotel, Chatham
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2017, 23:40:23 »
Earliest mention I can find is 1768, known as The Sun Tavern and York Hotel. I'm not sure of the demolition date, but it must have been shortly after 1968 as that is when these pictures were taken.

One of the photo's shows the Shades bar in Medway Street at the rear, with the Pier Chambers just visible to the right. I can't quite see why this historic old building was removed just so the junction could be widened a bit - perhaps there were other reasons.

 

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