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Offline smiffy

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2018, 21:14:47 »
With reference to reply #27, I've remembered that the large lodging house was called "Gordon Chambers".

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« Reply #55 on: February 01, 2018, 09:17:43 »
That junction of the Brook and the High Street gave me nightmares for years. I was a very new driver for M&D about 1967 when I was told to go and get a Panther (I think) from Luton Depot and return it to Gillingham and I got a lift to Luton and picked up the bus.
As I approached the junction from Luton Arches  I was praying a bus wouldn't turn up at the same time but one certainly did. I didn't go far enough forward when starting my turn and the other buses mirror went straight into my side breaking 2 windows.
The shame of it ...... with a double decker load of passengers looking out and laughing.
I still feel embarrassed to this day. :)
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PS. I think Christine Overington may have worked at Blaw Know when I was an apprentice there from 1959.

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« Reply #54 on: January 29, 2018, 18:47:49 »
Junction of the Brook/High Street showing Hadaways on the corner. The White Lion is still there today although the corner turret and dome have vanished for some reason. The Brook, once notorious for its high number of pubs and beer-houses that were dotted along it's length - many of questionable repute, now has only two left - one at either end. That would be this pub and Churchills (former Army & Navy). However, I believe Churchills is currently unoccupied so it's actually now down to just this one. I'm not sure of the date of this photo, it could be just pre-war, or maybe as late as 1950-ish.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #53 on: January 06, 2018, 16:33:20 »
This building was situated on the corner of the Brook but listed as 331 High Street. Up until 1960 this was the premises of Hadaway seed merchants and was swept away some time during the late 1970's, along with many other shops in this part of Chatham.

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« Reply #52 on: December 17, 2017, 18:36:10 »
This is "The Handy Shop" which was demolished sometime during the 1930's. I'm not sure of its exact location in the Brook, but I think it was probably somewhere along the eastern end. Once again, perhaps someone with an old enough Kelly's could help to place it.

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« Reply #51 on: November 29, 2017, 18:04:36 »
Here is the old Mission Church in the Brook, originally "The Ebeneezer Congregational Chapel" seen shortly before its end. I'm not sure exactly when the date of construction was, probably sometime in the 1850's. Located on what has now become part of the Iceland car park.

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Re: The Brook Chatham
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2017, 11:53:29 »
1967 Kelly's tells me 115 & 143 are listed as Parry F.C.S. do-it-yourself supplies.
You can just make out the name of Parry on the temporary banner.

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

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« 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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« 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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« 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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