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Offline conan

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 22:20:41 »
That's a mansard roof, I haven't seen many of those in photos of old Kent buildings
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 22:19:05 »
The houses remind me very much of the houses that once stood in The Common, Parrs Lane , Gas House Lane area of Rochester. I checked through, (as I am sure you have smiffy) on the Medway Archives site, but with no luck.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 20:43:31 »
Is there any clue as to the source of the picture? In Canterbury the council produced a series of photographs of buildings/streets destined for demolition in the 1920's and 1930's as part of the slum clearence. Could it be that the councils of medway did a similar thing?

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Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 15:34:53 »
Over the past few years I've seen quite a few old photographs being displayed in other places which are labelled as "unidentified" and seem to have remained so. Assuming there are no copyright issues I thought it might be interesting to post a few here to see if anyone can offer any suggestions as to their location.

Some of them I've managed to identify myself, some I have an idea about and others have me completely stumped. This will be a very "medway-centric" thread on my part, but there's nothing to stop anyone posting unidentified photographs from other Kent locations here if they want to.

This first one is one of those that I can't place. This isolated terrace of four houses look like they may be 18th century in date and almost certainly are long gone. The torn poster says "High Street" but that doesn't really help much. They appear to be at the end of a cul-de-sac with a fence or wall across the end with nothing visible beyond.


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