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patmreid

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Re: Westminster
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2009, 18:31:30 »
Hi all, I'm new to the Forum so hope I am doing this right.

The bridge - is this the one around which all the equipment for the Boom Defence was stored in the 40s-50s?  I remember huge rusty metal buoys piled up like a canyon either side of the footpath. Or am I imagining it? 

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Re: Westminster
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2009, 10:16:05 »
Just to bring this back to the top, in the hope that someone might be able to add information regarding the group celebration photo on the first page...

But whil we are at it, I'll add this:

A porcelain commemorative mug given to all children in 1919.   This one was my mothers, lucky to have survived as she was only 7 when it was presented to her.



and a close up of the front:



and a close up of the inside:



The top edge is gold rimmed, and on the back there is another logo;



...and a close up of that logo:




Has anyone else got one of these mugs?   There cannot have many all that many of them, made.   Were they produced for other parts of Sheppey, or indeed the whole coumntry?


Does anyone know anything abolut the celebrations on 9th August 1919?






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Re: Westminster
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2009, 20:18:11 »
My photos,



Some old bricks, maybe from a house that once was here.





Montague Road area.




From the book, Bygone Sheppey, by Martin Hawkins, I scaned this.


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Re: Westminster
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 19:41:53 »
What lovely pictures and the plan is interesting.  Didn't somebody ask about an isolation hospital around here?

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Re: Westminster
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 16:32:30 »
Some pictures of Cromwell Road, Westminster.

First one, my grandmother, Lillian Hurkett, around 1920, leaning on the window of 144 Cromwell Road.
Granfather was a foreman in the gasworks.



Second one, grandmother standing by the railway line fence, taken from the front door of 144 Cromwell Road, date unknown but pre-war, probably pre-1930.



Third one, grandfather Hubert, in the back garden tending his chickens, June 1955.



Fourth one, and this is the puzzle for you all to solve.
I think this is VE Day 1945.
Grandmother is front row, third from left.
Back row, second from right is her youngest daughter, Dulcie Hurkett.

Who are all the others?



The back of 144 Cromwell Road, the side facing the lappel, after the flood of 1953.   Note the damage to the wall.



And lastly, for the moment, a map of Westminster as it was in 1908.




Are there any former residents of Westminster out there?
Can anyone tell me of any memories of my grandparents....?
They lived there from about the start of the First World War till the late fifties.

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Re: Westminster
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 13:18:03 »
Now?

Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{

derrydale

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Re: Westminster
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2009, 17:25:25 »
That pic brings back a few memories ...... Queensway in the background!

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2009, 12:15:18 »
Got one :)

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Re: Westminser
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2009, 14:44:17 »
Trevs got some pics on his site :)
One taken from the bridge.

http://www.pbase.com/luckytrev/westminster

Ive got some on my PC but its in being "moded" so im on my laptop at the mo...
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Re: Westminser
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 20:17:26 »
I have a picture of the bridge somewhere.  The road didn't used to carry on into Blue Town, when the batteries went up surrounding the town the only access into Blue Town was over the ravelin.

derrydale

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Re: Westminser
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2009, 17:32:22 »
Here is a silly question. kyn's map doesn't seem to show the road through Westminster carrying on towards Bluetown ..... Did it exist?

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Re: Westminser
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2009, 10:53:23 »
That was my thought too. Had a look on 1908 & 38 OS no bridges anywhere. One thinr I saw I have not seen mentioned was an isolation hospital on the Blue Town side of Westminster where New Rd meets the rail track. (1908 OS)

derrydale

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Re: Westminser
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2009, 10:34:00 »
Is my minds eye deceiving me or was the footbridge closer to Bluetown?

seafordpete

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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2009, 09:51:21 »
Don't remember a bridge but there was a gated foot crossing we used to use. Handy for putting your ear to the rail to listen for trains and squashing pennies. There were always hares in the fields on theSouth Side of the track marked Diggs on the map. pete

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 22:19:02 »
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