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Re: Reservoirs in Chatham Lines Ditches
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2009, 09:07:39 »
I remember this incident very well. It was certainly the Couvre Port Reservoir where it occurred. I lived in Brompton and us boys used to go fishing in the reservoirs for the very large Perch that were there. The reservoirs were far from disused as the Dockyard still used them to store water for the non-drinking water system in the Dockyard and we had to dodge the Dockyard Police and other workers on occasions! After the tragedy the fences were strengthened considerably but we still got in!


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Reservoirs in Chatham Lines Ditches
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2009, 12:10:32 »
Monday, March 17, 1969

Robert Palmer, aged 5 of King's Bastion, Brompton, Gillingham, was drowned yesterday when he fell into a disused reservor. A friend, Christopher Morgan, aged 5 of Singapore Drive, Brompton, who also fell in, was rescued by an army Corporal.

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It might be the old Couvre-Porte Reservoirs at Brompton ??? but as it doesn't say, i can't be sure.


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