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Offline smiffy

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2018, 19:41:00 »
Hi Roseann,

The place you describe in Almon Place still exists and is probably the same as the one mentioned by Signals99 in his post. It's definitely not the same location as shown in the original photo. As for Alma Place in Strood - well, this didn't exist until the mid 1890's so it can't be there either.

Thanks for your input, but I think this may well remain in the "unknown" file for the time being.



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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2018, 18:50:32 »
Here is an old 40s view of the other place named Alma place in Strood it looks as if the house behind the pub may be a row of terraced ones but still not sure if these are the ones in the first picture, just thought it might help.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2018, 18:29:53 »
I`m sure I reconise this place as I used to go there to get my goldfish food in the white clad building. They have now taken the paint off and it used to be called Symons or Symmes. It was on the corner of Rochester high street and Almon place, you can see the high building which was the electric company.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2018, 17:07:04 »
I found a location off St.Margaret's Street in Rochester that looks like a possibility, but it would mean that this photograph needs to date to before 1895. After this they are no longer on the map.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2018, 16:29:34 »
I think that it looks like wall across the end of the road, with a shadow between it and the houses, so a separate wall unconnected to the houses.

Assuming a usual storey height of about 8ft then the wall is 10 to 12ft tall. Even so the upper windows easily overlook to the other side of it.

The question then becomes what needs a wall that high on its boundary? Find the answer to that and you find the houses.

I thought it might have been a large gate across the road but seeing your post filmer01, it does look more like a wall.  Perhaps a gate just out of sight?
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2018, 15:42:55 »
I think that it looks like wall across the end of the road, with a shadow between it and the houses, so a separate wall unconnected to the houses.

Assuming a usual storey height of about 8ft then the wall is 10 to 12ft tall. Even so the upper windows easily overlook to the other side of it.

The question then becomes what needs a wall that high on its boundary? Find the answer to that and you find the houses.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2018, 13:54:56 »
CDP - this is held by Medway archives so unlikely to be Sheppey.

This may be the place you're thinking of, Signals99 - similar in shape but not the same.



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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2018, 13:15:39 »
Could it be the old Sheppy Street in Bluetown, Sheerness ?
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2018, 12:32:26 »
Apologies all round, I am told the road was Almond Place not Alma, the pub was the Queen Charlotte. Anyway thanks for the info, plus I now know how to find maps street plans,etc..😔 Consider myself suitably chastised.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2018, 10:29:02 »
Looks like a very large gate at the end of the road....

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2018, 09:47:08 »
Has anyone got a map of Rochester high st circa 1940 ,there was a very narrow road /lane that ran between the high st and corporation street, there was a corn chandeliers on one corner and I beleave a pub on the other,think it was called  ALMA place ,got a feeling this photo may have been the cottages in the yard behind the pub,a school boy pal of mine,Leon Filmer,lived in Alma place .
Sorry if I got it wrong again,but just had to post ,as cottages look so familiar .

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 19:42:24 »
Try refreshing/reloading the page ,mine does that sometimes. Refreshing/reloading with the round arrow on the tool bar brings picture up. :)

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2018, 13:59:29 »
Sounds like a problem with your browser. Have you tried updating it or using a different one?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2018, 13:01:35 »
Am I missing something here, there is a space for a photograph, but on my old computer, nothing appears.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2018, 22:25:43 »
As far as I know this is held in the Medway Council archives and even they don't seem  to know where it is! This is probably why it doesn't come up in a search. No clue as to the date I'm afraid, but I would say the absence of any TV aerials would make it mid-fifties at the latest.

 

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