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Offline mikeb

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2016, 23:38:40 »
Terrific CAT, have you any more like that? Thanks for posting.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« 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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Re: The Brook Chatham
« 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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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2016, 19:12:22 »
Hi! What was the name of the steep road that was between the cinema on one side and le cores model shop on the other? Can anyone remember the small crowd that gathered there twice a week to watch the solders run up and down it, don't know why? They just appeared at the top, then split in two sections (the squad I mean, not the individual) then raced each other down and back up.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2016, 13:25:53 »
I'm sure there is another quite lengthy Brook thread somewhere else on the forum.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2016, 20:50:34 »
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2016, 19:17:26 »
I found a couple in my collection....

Brook Motorcycles was just by Slicketts Hill and Gerry Paice the owner did rallying in his red Ford Cortina 1500GT

I used to go in there and show him pictures I took of him on various rallies in Kent before they were banned, as I did marshalling out in the woods at night.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2016, 12:56:08 »
Two photos of the junction of The Brook and Slicketts Hill, Chatham, shortly before demolition and road widening. Unsure of the date but perhaps C1990?

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 18:15:46 »
Incidentally old photos I have seen show the name of the thoroughfare as 'Brook' - no 'the'. Can't honestly say I've looked recently to see what it's now called.
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It is still just Brook (no 'The') on the street sign attached to 'The Brook' (formerly Churchill's/Army & Navy Pub), though the building has "No. 7 The Brook" as its number.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 01:48:52 »
At a guess I would put the timberwork on the left of the photo about where the police station is now.The 1932 map of this area on Old Maps.co.uk places these six properties at a point roughly where Crown House is today.  The raised pavement (Smithfield Bank) dropped to road level at the bottom of King Street. The thought of this having originally been a front to the tidal waters of the Brook appeals to me, I can see no other reason for its construction. The general state of dereliction about the buildings might suggest that this is just before the big facelift of the whole area - early 1970s.
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