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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 22:56:29 »
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 20:52:14 »


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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 18:44:55 »
"These bus stop signs have been restored by Groundwork Medway Swale and Kent Messenger Group Newspapers to preserve a link with the recent industrial part of this area.  At one time more than ten thousand people worked in the Dockyard many of whom have caught buses from here.

Research into the history of the signs has shown that they have changed several times over the years.  As far as we can establish the restored signs now show most of the original bus destinations from Dock Road although not necessarily in the right order.  Several more buses stopped further down the road in front of St Georges Church and Pembroke Gate.

We would like to thank the members of the M & D and East Kent Bus Club for their kind assistance with this project."

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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010, 18:36:59 »
Any idea what the notice under the Sheerness sign says?
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 18:17:51 »
Just four to start with, I will add a few more eventually.

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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2009, 22:45:30 »
"Chatham & District" buses on the Dockyard peak runs were parked during the day in Globe Lane (Picture 1) and Barrier Road (Picture 2), only returning to their Luton Road garage overnight.

At the bottom of Barrier Road on the opposite corner to the Town Hall there was a brick built shelter used by bus crews as well as the public. It had the company name in tiles above the windows. On the walls inside were details of all the bus crew rosters. The corner of it can just be seen on the extreme left in Picture 3; it also shows to the right of the bus radiator in Picture 1, behind what looks like an electricity sub-station. Does anybody remember it?

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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2009, 16:56:02 »
There was a mass departure of buses every day at dockyard finishing times, and a similar mass arrival at starting times. Chatham & District Traction Co. timetable had departure and arrival times listed on a separate page. Am I correct in thinking there was also departures/ arrivals at the Main Gate and Gillingham Gate, although not so many as from Pembroke Gate?

A similar "congregation" of buses took place on Rochester Esplanade for Short Brothers, and I think this continued for the various factories that followed when Short's closed. A policeman took up point duty at the junction with the bridge/High Street to direct traffic at these times, before the traffic lights were there. I presume there were "labelled" bus stops, but can't remember.
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Re: Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2009, 16:25:29 »
Bus stops, there are some pictures on the forum in a Chatham Dockyard thread  :)

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Street Names on the wall in Dock Road
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2009, 16:18:02 »
Sorry if this is answered somewhere else but on the way to the dockyard, on the wall of the barracks there are a series of names on white plaques. Does anyone know what they are there for?

 

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