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Offline AlanH

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2017, 09:38:21 »
I can't remember ever having seen that little house before. I only know the pub (of course) and I think it was the house the right side of which can be seen in the pic was where old Tom Wimble the taxi company owner used to live.
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2017, 17:26:41 »
This interesting little house was situated at No.9 the Brook. The building visible on the left is the side of the Army & Navy pub (now Churchills) and the photograph dates from 1962. I wonder who would have lived in a house like this? If only we could go "through the keyhole" to find out!  :)

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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2016, 09:45:38 »
We must have been there on good nights then, never saw the redcaps and police rounding anyone up. Mr L wasn't a goody two shoes when abroad mind you  :) One time ended up being sent to DQs in Devonport for being a very naughty boy abroad. Cut ALL his uniform up and after he did the time, was sent straight back abroad again for an extra 3 months. :)
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2016, 08:33:44 »
Hi Lyn L. Actually the RN shore patrols were pretty good as they were made up of your very own shipmates with a PO or Chief in charge and they wouldn't be too heavy handed as they may well be on the receiving end themselves one night.  :)
Now the redcaps and police were a different story. Saw many a punch up in Military Road with the cops/navy/army etc. all there in force and  when things had been sorted out they divided up which body belonged to whom. Lovely stuff.
I drove a gold MkIV Ford Zodiac back then and that was great bird puller at the end of the night....... sit up the road and watch them coming out from the bar then quickly down the hill, laughing girls in the back and off like a rocket before boyfriend came out!
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« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2016, 13:09:30 »
The Cabin was on our list with the pub crawls we had around 1968.

Also at that particular time in Medway you could go to a proper disco every night of the week.

There was a small disco above a shop by Waltons on Military Road but can never remember what it was called.

Offline Lyn L

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« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2016, 09:20:44 »
AlanH,
As you say, many a good time was had in the cabin. I remember a couple of times the RN patrol coming in and rounding up the matelots (my late was one, but off duty)  Perhaps a bit heavy handed ?
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« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2016, 08:30:22 »
Great pic of the Army and Navy pub. They had a bar downstairs called the Cabin from memory. Many fun times had there. Next door to the pub going along the Brook a family by the name of Wimble lived.
Old Tom Wimble ran about 6 taxis and I drove for him back in the late 60s. usually off the Town Hall rank opposite the pub.
Memories memories! So good to see these places after so long away.
Thnx. to you all.
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2016, 23:38:40 »
Terrific CAT, have you any more like that? Thanks for posting.

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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2016, 20:01:34 »
Yes, that's The Brook CAT, I remember all those buildings on the right, now long gone. The Army and Navy pub is now named Churchills.
Thank you for the pic.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2016, 18:52:20 »
I don't know the area particularly well, but I do have this image entitled 'The Brook, Chatham' in an extensive collection of glass slides from the late 1940's - mid 1950's.

Is it correctly labeled? 

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2016, 18:30:58 »
The Brook was widened to accommodate the Chatham Ring Road which opened in 1995. So I would guess demolition would have started perhaps 1993 / 1994.

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« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2016, 14:08:04 »
Can I ask, exactly when were those buildings demolished?

The strange thing is, I have been living in the Medway Towns all my life, and have been visiting Chatham frequently since I was a boy.

And yet I have no memory of those buildings at all!

In fact, I think I might have a picture of buildings along the Brook too. Back in the mid-90's I remember visiting the Brook Pumping Station during one of their open days, and I took a few pictures of the exhibits on display outside.

Recently, after many years, I actually found the original pictures from the time (I think it was dated 1994) - and on the hill that is opposite the Brook Pumping Station (on the other side of the road, which I think is Queen Street) can be seen some old derelict shops, which appear to be have been closed for years.

I'll try and find the pictures and put them up on here soon.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2016, 20:32:59 »
Was Cage Lane, now Upbury Way. Not sure when and why the name changed. It's off the High street though, not the Brook.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2016, 19:18:24 »
Slicketts Hill, Upbury Way.
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