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Offline smiffy

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #69 on: July 03, 2018, 21:35:40 »
You are both correct - the building on the right was a butchers with an abottoir and was demolished quite some time ago. The alley is still there but has changed quite a bit since this photograph was taken, and yes, the building just visible on the left is now a KFC. This is the front view as it was in the 1960's:

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #68 on: July 03, 2018, 20:19:02 »
Bonners Alley off Chatham High Street? As John Walker says to the rear of KFC?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #67 on: July 03, 2018, 19:08:52 »
Taken from the rear of what is now KFC in the high Street ?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #66 on: July 03, 2018, 17:55:13 »
This has been labelled as unidentified and certainly had me stumped for a while. However I have now been able to positively identify this location. I wonder if anyone else would like to have a stab at it first? A couple of clues - It's in Chatham and has its own thread on the forum.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #65 on: June 07, 2018, 14:26:11 »
I can understand you not seeing photobucket images as this is a well known problem, but there shouldn't be any issues with any pictures that have been uploaded direct to the forum. All of my photos, such as the Best street one, are direct uploads.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #64 on: June 07, 2018, 10:54:02 »
This one, my computer is of 2007 vintage. Photo bucket on here, is just a round circle, no pictures.
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #63 on: June 02, 2018, 14:55:47 »
lutonman1, is it just this forum you're having trouble seeing pictures in, or is it the same everywhere?

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2018, 03:45:08 »
Can`t see the photo (old computer) but Best street in Chatham, my uncle Mr.Phillips & family lived there.
I visited them a couple of times, in the 1930`s, probably 1935 - 1939, then I was evacuated to Newington.
The houses if I remember right, were made of wood, a dark grey colour,  I thought then, a bit like Dutch houses, with that kind of roof. I would have been eight to eleven years old then. My Dad worked in the  Navy House, in Clover Street then. .
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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2018, 20:09:22 »
I'd say that the location and date of the photograph has now been firmly established!

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2018, 19:57:19 »
OS 25 inch to the mile showing the 2 mills Abbey mill being shown as flour mill in almost centre of image

To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #59 on: May 29, 2018, 16:53:17 »
Historically, Abbott's Mill is shown on early O. S. maps as standing on the junction of St Radigund's Street and Black Friars Lane, straddling the river opposite the present Miller's Arms PH. The wheel pits, races and iron columns to this mill still survive in a small garden opposite the pub with the original early nineteenth century sluice gates a little further on.

Later named Hooker's, previously Dean's Mill, stood over the way on the junction of The Causeway and North Lane/St Stephen's Road.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #58 on: May 29, 2018, 14:49:33 »
I think it was Abbot's Mill that was also called Denne's and Hookers Mill the one also known as Dean's.

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« Reply #57 on: May 29, 2018, 08:10:08 »
I agree with a strongly worded letter to the publisher, as the image is of the aftermath of the burning down of Abbott's Mill on the 17th October 1933. Dean's/Denne's or Hooker's Mill was situated just up the road at the junction of The Causeway and North Lane. That did indeed burn down in 1954.

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2018, 16:40:24 »
Well that explains a lot!

I think a strongly worded letter to the publishers is in order here....

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Re: Unidentified Photographs
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2018, 13:51:22 »
80sChild - The reason you've been scratching your head is because this isn't Maidstone at all - it's Canterbury! Possibly the burning down of Hookers Mill in 1954. You'll find a bit about it in the Factories & Mills section.

 

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