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Offline kyn

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Re: Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2008, 19:00:14 »
Aerial shot taken in 1950. 



Tug of war winners 1923 from the Shorts Bros inter shop competition.  Original photo can be found at Rochester Library.



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Re: Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2008, 22:04:20 »
Here's a handful of photos:









When you've got your back to wall, there's only one thing to do and that's to turn around and fight. (John Major)
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 10:53:55 »
what a great Shorts memento Babs :)

I got a photo of the Canopus Pub and the recently restored Pub sign here:
http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=919.15 (just in case anyone missed it  ;D )
I didn't go inside unfortunatly to see the steering column,maybe next time )(

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Re: Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 17:59:32 »
Babs passed along this picture for me to post for her.

The attached was scanned from a 1936 Christmas card that I still have as a memento of my Dad's working days at Short Bros. & Harland.



Thank you for sharing this Babs  :)

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Re: Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 16:40:32 »
Is the Canopus steering column (2nd Vid) still in the Canopus pub at Borstal (does the pub exist still?) IIRC Shorts moved out about 1950 and it bexcame Blawnox but when did they go and who took the site over until demolition? Pete

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Re: Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 13:56:44 »

Fire damage, this small tunnel had wooden racks with loads of paperwork inside
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For those of you that hadn't seen the tunnels or paperwork before this is what was set alight:






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Short Brothers of Rochester
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 15:26:14 »
On 23rd September 1941 Shorts Brothers contacted the MoD for permission to create more factory space inside the cliffs behind there existing factories.  Permission was granted and the tunnels were dug at a cost of 20,000, there were two parallel tunnels 100 metres in length conected to two more tunnels that led to the cliff face of 75 feet in length.

At a later date more tunnels were added for the use of air raid shelters.  These connected to the factory tunnels by a 400 metre long tunnel with 9 adits leading to public entrances along the Esplanade.

The tunnels were later used by Blaw Knox as a factory and storage space.

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Fire damage, this small tunnel had wooden racks with loads of paperwork inside


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Shelter tunnels




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