This one may be of interest to local history interest and military history. It is the Shorts Factory circa late 1940s.
The view may not be familiar to anyone who has not gone inside the main factory, of what is now BAE Systems Rochester. It is looking towards Horsted College from Rochester Maidstone Road.
I will try and explain. The main roof view (somewhat enhanced) is the existing main factory, erected by Shorts and is the 25 foot hangar. The more derelict buildings to the bottom left are the Pobjoys Aeroengine Factory. The so-called, William-Elliott main entrance is the low building coloured white on the RHS side of the enhanced roof line. This building is now two storey.
In the background, at the top is the Fort Horsted College. You will note the curved roadway that is now Marconi Way.
Of particular interest to the military enthusiats on this site is the fact that the old roof of the 40 foot hangar is still in camoflage to blend with the woodland to the left. The main roof of the 25 foot hangar has been replaced which places it as post war.
I thank a colleague of mine, Chris B for the use of this photograph.