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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #20 on: August 22, 2012, 15:05:52 »
Thanks Merc.  I'll try and get over there to have a look.

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« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2012, 07:55:12 »
I was thinking about the horses that used to be kept on the Lines the other day :)

I believe there's an exhibition at Gillingham Library on at the moment, showing some "now and then" photo's of the Great Lines.

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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2012, 23:30:16 »
I was sorting through some old photographs and found this one of a horse on the Great Lines.   I think I took this in the early 1980's.  Most horses were kept on chains but I think this one was free. 

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« Reply #17 on: November 30, 2011, 11:09:38 »
Thanks Merc, I did wonder whether it was from that era. If it had had a steel pin sticking up I would have guessed it to be a mortar mount.

Why do I like concrete so much?

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« Reply #16 on: November 30, 2011, 10:54:26 »
Please put me out of my misery - what is that cylindrical lump of concrete with a square hole in the side?  :)

Hi Far away, as far as I know, it was for a searchlight during the war.

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« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2011, 09:33:56 »
Please put me out of my misery - what is that cylindrical lump of concrete with a square hole in the side?  :)

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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2011, 12:43:21 »
Leofwine    Walked along these new paths about 6 weeks ago first time in years, just found this thread and didn't realise it was all happening.Apart from the bridge is it all finished yet if not any ideas when

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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2011, 12:05:24 »
That's great news. I hope the application is successful.
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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2011, 17:35:09 »
Leofwine, we have just applied for a grant to reinstate that bridge, it will mark the bicentennial anniversary of the R.E's in Chatham  :)

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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2010, 00:59:20 »
Interesting photos.  It will be nice if the Great Lines becomes more of a park and less a piece of waste ground.  I wonder if they will ever reinstate the bridge and path that went over/around the reservoir and linked the Lines with the tennis courts.  That used to be a nice walk, through the garrison gardens and up to the War Memorial.
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2010, 00:46:37 »




Where a path will eventually lead into Fort Amherst from the Great Lines




Follow the yellow brick road...




One of the new benches on the Garrison Sports Ground part of the Lines




The new Brompton Road entrance


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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2010, 17:19:45 »
They're making some steps up the steep path behind Town Hall Gardens now.




Then and now photo's. 1940's (i think) above.

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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 19:52:09 »
One of the new paths will eventually lead into Fort Amherst, and then across a new bridge over one of the dry ditches.

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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 15:11:13 »
Some photos I took today of the new footpaths on The Lines.










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Re: Great Lines Heritage Park
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 09:49:23 »
Thanks for the pics Merc. I must say when I first heard about this idea, I didnt think it was a very good one, but I walked the path on Saturday and have now changed my opinion.  :)

 

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