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Offline Leofwine

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Re: Chatham Town Hall
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 17:41:03 »
Another old image of the town hall, this time a postcard from about 1906.



Chatham Town Hall was the most expensive project announced by Chatham Town Council in the 19th century, and is said to be of a unique architectural design. The building work started in 1898, and was completed in January 1900. The new building provided offices for various council departments, as well as a council chamber.

In the late 20th century Chatham Town Council was merged with neighbouring councils to form Medway Council, leaving the old Town Hall surplas to requirements. It was convewrted into a 400 seat theatre, and now goes by the name of the Brook Theatre.
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Re: Chatham Town Hall
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 08:48:58 »
Interesting that the old cemetry seems to have a large Greenhouse fronting onto the Ropewalk which presumably serviced the large flower beds in the shot. Never knew about those. Terrific pictures.

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Re: Chatham Town Hall
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2009, 21:17:18 »
I've got the book those pictures are from, the shot of Military Road is 1962-63
There's no date on the photo from the Town Hall Gardens, but it looks older to me.
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Re: Chatham Town Hall
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2009, 20:42:25 »
Hmm, Late 50's early 60's? Its a hard one, I did some research on the Tizer advert on the back of the bus but can't really find much about it that's relevant to date this. :'(

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Chatham Town Hall
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2009, 18:14:16 »
Not sure of the date...

 

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