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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 14:04:31 »
A couple more along the side of the Ropery

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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2011, 16:54:53 »
I found some more!



















































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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2010, 16:27:54 »
just for the hell of it i typed the number above 34690  in national archives, this is what came out...

Name  Loughlin, James
Place of Birth:  Linster, Ireland
Continuous Service Number:  34690
Date of Volunteering:  26 October 1857
 

Weird??

Too old to be him, WW1 Medal card index gives either J Greenfield or Alfred Ridgeway or A Ridgway assuming that GG is Grenadier Guards. Just using 34690 brings up a shedload. Anyone got an Ancestry sub and can check it?

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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2010, 15:54:08 »
A few more examples from the storehouse now used as the museum.





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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2010, 00:14:27 »
Just for the hell of it I typed the number above 34690  in National Archives, this is what came out...

Name  Loughlin, James
Place of Birth:  Linster, Ireland
Continuous Service Number:  34690
Date of Volunteering:  26 October 1857
 

Weird??







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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2008, 22:55:50 »
I had to check other buildings while I was there today and found so much more, alot of the carvings on the old lead and paint shop had ship names!


1st Gren Guards





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Re: Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008, 14:45:23 »
1834



For those with an interest here is some info of the 84th Regiment of Foot
York and Lancaster Regiment.

http://members.iinet.net.au/~coolumkids/84foot.html

The list doesn't cover the date carved into the wall but still interesting and it shows this wasn't their only visit to chatham.

Someone else has tried looking into the graffiti - http://dockyardgraffiti.blogspot.com/  

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Chatham Dockyard Graffiti
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2008, 19:51:03 »
When exploring tunnels, especially chalk ones, it becomes second nature to check the walls for graffiti from when they were in use.  Quite often you will see military names carved or written on the walls with dates, i have never seen them on buildings though.  When walking around the ropery today we rounded a corner and found just that!  Must have been the place to go for a sneeky fag  :D

1941



1914



18?95



1834



1839



1886







1788 :o





1940


 

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