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Offline smiffy

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #49 on: November 17, 2017, 22:46:17 »

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« Reply #48 on: November 16, 2017, 22:18:38 »
I used to know Christina and her husband Andy years ago, don't think they were married then.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #47 on: November 16, 2017, 20:43:30 »
Charlie Overington 's daughter was Christine, they used to live in Whymans Ave Chatham in the 50s. Charlies tattoo shop then was up an alleyway off George St., had to move due to knocking down for the Pentagon.

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« Reply #46 on: November 16, 2017, 14:56:39 »
Thank you, prefabkid - I was right about the cafe then. Strange how it seems to be two separate premises yet both are listed as the same dining rooms. Also, there looks to be some kind of temporary shop sign attached over the old one so I assume there had been a recent change of use.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #45 on: November 16, 2017, 10:50:24 »
1961 Kelly's has 113 & 115 as Tanton Chas. dining rooms.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2017, 18:20:52 »
I think they took over from Paice (Brook Motor Cycles) and became the Auto Sport Centre. I have a picture but I think it may have already been posted somewhere else on the forum.

If anyone has a Kelly's, I'd still like to know what the shop at 115 in the last photo was.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 17:17:03 »
I'm sure that BD Engineering was along The Brook too. I remember them being there in the early 1980's. They sold Weber carburettors and all manner of go-faster goodies for cars. I believe they moved to Newington.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2017, 19:17:15 »
Charles` name was actually Overington (unsure on the spelling). I have 17 of his tattoos. His daughter was also a friend who used to go the Paget Dance Hall, Gillingham, her husband also has a tattoo parlour in Chatham.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #41 on: November 14, 2017, 09:35:14 »
I remember Charlie Bell's Tattoo shop along the Brook.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2017, 11:58:13 »
I remember the old rag and bone yard on Slickets Hill. Use to take your old rags, car batteries and old bits of copper we use to find as kids to him. Also in the Brook near the junction of Slickets Hill was a Tattoo shop and a stamp shop.
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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2017, 19:10:35 »
The Brook at the junction with King Street, circa 1962.

This is where the Smithfield Bank would have ended. The building on the extreme left housed Whitworth's, an electrical retailer, but I can't make out what the shop on the right was. It looks like it may have been a cafe of some kind, or possibly a tobacconists. Does anyone know?

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2017, 18:27:02 »
Hello, ChathamRat

Do you know what colour the stripes on the pole were? I'm assuming green (or brown) and cream as a reflection of the livery - or were they just plain black and white?

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2017, 16:39:58 »
Thanks for pointing out the bus stop! All part of the Chatham Traction story....

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #36 on: October 18, 2017, 13:44:20 »
St.Mary's Place during its demolition in 1941.

I'm not sure why resources were diverted into taking this building down during the middle of the war, you would think that there were more important things to deal with at this time. The historic Dickens connection was obviously not enough to save it.

Note the Chatham & District bus stop visible toward the left.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2017, 09:26:46 »
No overhead power lines for the trams.

 

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