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Offline gatsovandel

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2012, 02:43:05 »
nice pics mate!

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2012, 02:49:36 »
Two more, under snow




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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #35 on: October 01, 2011, 22:33:59 »
I grew up here and have seen it change over the last few years. I love coming here and always feel it to be special to me :)







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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #34 on: August 28, 2011, 22:15:42 »
Oh brilliant, thanks Gatsovandel, I work just down the road in the dockyard and don't live much further so I'm going to be checking the place out soon.
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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #33 on: August 28, 2011, 21:52:08 »
Sorry to be a bit dim if it is common knowledge, but how would I gain access to this public park close to the campus. I live local and am dying for a walk round there but didn't want to look suspicious by wandering about, especially with that campus being there. Is the entrance above or below the campus?
well unless its all been changed? there is a path way just below the campus u do a left  and the park is then on your right so the side of the campus would be in front of you of sorts? look here http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Purser+Way,+Gillingham&hl=en&ll=51.394172,0.544826&spn=0.00073,0.001698&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=11.331641,27.817383&vpsrc=6&z=19&layer=c&cbll=51.394278,0.545085&panoid=yetcBy2kI717PJEcl8vKvQ&cbp=12,336.87,,0,13.03


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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2011, 21:29:24 »
Sorry to be a bit dim if it is common knowledge, but how would I gain access to this public park close to the campus. I live local and am dying for a walk round there but didn't want to look suspicious by wandering about, especially with that campus being there. Is the entrance above or below the campus?
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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2011, 12:44:52 »
At the recent Chatham World Heritage meeting the problem of graffiti was raised, and the Council accepted that sadly it would happen from time to time. They said the solution was to report it as soon as you see it as they will get it cleaned asap, but they can only clean it if they know about it. So if you do see it, give the council a call and tell them it is there. (If they get several calls about the same graffiti they might even hurry it up more!)

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2011, 12:11:38 »
I've already seen some graffitti and vandalism in the gardens, some of it has been cleaned up since. I like the idea of being able to walk through the ditches, with access at each end, but like you said Merv, it does possibly increase the risk of grafitti and vandelism.

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2011, 01:58:58 »
Just updating the Ditches are open to the Public though access is about to be Improved.
Personaly I feel it is a misjudgement.
At the moment access is obtained by walking to the far side of the site and a gentle slope into it.
A new access is about to be opened at the opposite end, Johnson Avenue end.
Easy accesd I feel will lead to vandalism, something the Ditch never had, those walls are prime for Graffiti artists.

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2011, 13:44:54 »
The  RAF unit at Gillingham was officially called  Royal Air Force Element, Maritime Headquarters, Chatham.  and for postal address it waS RAF Element,
Maritime HQ,
c/o Admiralty House,
CHATHAM.
Kent.

We didn't have postcodes in 1957 when I was Corporal in charge of the RAF Orderly Room for 16 months.  I enjoyed the posting there but it's sad to see the state of our area and the underground Ops Room etc now.

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #27 on: July 08, 2010, 22:29:46 »
Answering my own question at the bottom of my last post. That must be Admirals House to the right of the right hand mast and Medway camp was still there.

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #26 on: July 08, 2010, 22:09:47 »
I did originally post these pictures elsewhere but have now found a copy showing a bit more. It looks to me like three masts and some buildings in the background. I think the mast on the extreme right is the one who's base is near the defence moat.  This is part of a picture taken about 1960 from the roof of 65 Mill Road (Nile Terrace-now demolished)


same picture sharper and more contrast.


this picture ta
ken from Burns Road towards the rear of what is now the last property on the corner of Medway Road/Wyles St.


Anyone got any ideas what was on Admirals Gardens in 1960?

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #25 on: July 04, 2010, 19:41:15 »
10/10 for Chatham_Girl, It was the base of the aerial mast.

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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #24 on: July 04, 2010, 16:47:00 »
I think it may be where the aerial for HMS Wildfire stood...

anyone else?
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Re: Lower Lines - Admirals Gardens, Gillingham
« Reply #23 on: July 04, 2010, 15:38:41 »
Some of my photos of the Lower Lines I took recently.



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