News: “Over the graves of the Druids and under the wreck of Rome,
Rudely but surely they bedded the plinth of the days to come.
Behind the feet of the Legions and before the Norseman’s ire
Rudely but greatly begat they the framing of State and Shire
Rudely but deeply they laboured, and their labour stand till now.
If we trace on ancient headlands the twist of their eight-ox plough.”

-Rudyard Kipling
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Offline smiffy

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Re: Newspaper sellers, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 20:21:11 »
I would say that the presence of what I think is a traffic lights pillar would date it no earlier than mid-thirties.

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Re: Newspaper sellers, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 19:23:54 »
It's certainly dated after 1928 as the Halifax Building Society was only named as such after this date

https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_(bank)#History
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 18:21:07 »
This photograph from the War & Peace collection was taken outside of Burton's tailors in Chatham High street looking west - the buildings behind the newspaper sellers having since been demolished. I am not totally sure of the date of this image but I assume the royal funeral refers to that of King George VI and if this is the case it would of course mean that the picture dates from February 1952. The two men are standing still with hats removed as though observing a two minute's silence. If anyone knows what this might be commemorating please feel free to comment.

 

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