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Re: The Police House, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2013, 12:01:54 »
This was the building I had my first job in as a 16 year old Clerical Assistant in 1978. We were on the top floor and I remember having to stand on the heating pipes to see out of the window.
Shortly afterwards we moved in the Motor Transport offices near the barracks drill hall.
I passed the old section house yesterday and would love to look around inside one day.

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Re: The Police House, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2010, 17:18:41 »
Hi Peterchall, The Main Gate flats were Police Married Quarters.


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Re: The Police House, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 14:33:31 »
yes you are correct, it started as the marine Guard and firewatching change to the dockyard police then the offices of finance recorders, then p.s.t.o.n (stores offices) and finally back to dockyard police, then the yard closed

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Re: The Police House, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2010, 09:42:08 »
The large block of flats, set back in a 'lay-by' just past dockyard Main Gate going towards Gillingham, were Dockyard Police quarters. I'm not sure whether for single officers or married quarters.
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The Police House, Chatham Dockyard
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2009, 11:35:49 »
Also known as the Section House, it was built in 1857 to replace the old Police Station at the Dockyard, which had to be demolished due to enlargement of the docks. It was used for the Fire Watchers and Guards of the Dockyard. Since then it has been used for offices by a number of organisations.


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