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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #29 on: October 12, 2010, 22:32:15 »
Top photo: Sun Hotel on the right, looking west. Picture taken in the 1920's. Copper on point duty!

Bottom photo: Interesting comparison to numanfan's pic, also 1920's. Main difference is Barnards before it burnt down.




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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2010, 17:09:17 »
Thanks :)

According to Google a dental practice now?.
I'm presuming High Street has not been renumbered since.

Looking down the High St on google maps it seems to ring some bells but of course being pedestrianised I cannot view the frontage.

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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #27 on: September 12, 2010, 16:37:45 »
1974/  W.H.Smiths & son, Booksellers
          95/97,High st Chatham.
         99/101,High st Chatham. Manfield & son, Boot makers
  here is Higgins lane.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2010, 12:08:59 »
Interesting how the bank has lost its scrolls above the door.

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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2010, 19:43:20 »
1974. here is Manor road.
        102, Halfords cycle shop,
        106, National Westmister Bank,
  108/114, T.Harwoods dept store,
        116, Pink Shield Stamp Co,
        118, Christian Literature,
        120, Radio Rentals,
        122, Snob, Ladies Outfitters,
        124, A. Mountstephen, watch repairers,
        126 Timothy Whites,
        128, Serena, cut price store,
  130/132, Halifax Building Society, />        132a Scotts Timber yard
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2010, 19:11:21 »
1974 Chatham High st.
139/141 High st   Burton Montague Ltd
here is Military Rd
147/151 High st   Boots the Chemist


1974 Military road.
2/4  Military rd  Samuel H  Jewellers
4  Military rd   Betabake Bakers
4b Military rd   Dollies Boutique (hairdressers)
6 Military rd  Boots the Chemist

I remember then, you could walk in Boots in the High st enterance, and go round and out into Military rd
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2010, 12:35:11 »
Have had a look through this topic and could not find this image..This looks like roughly the same image as in post #107 but was taken around 1900.

I've seen that image before, the photographer has his back to the Fountain Inn pub, looking across to 'Full-A-Love Alley' (mentioned on another post on the forum), which would eventually become Batchelor Street.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2010, 11:48:15 »
Have had a look through this topic and could not find this image..This looks like roughly the same image as in post #107 but was taken around 1900.


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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #21 on: March 10, 2010, 16:10:19 »
1974 Kelly's
here is Batchelor st
263/269 Nina Kaye, Draper
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277 Betabake, Bakers
279/285 Tesco's supermarket
287 Redway Discount stores. decoraters merchant
291/293 South Eastern Electricity
295 Cooper, Outfitters
297 Kemsley, Butchers
299 Harry Fenton, Outfitters
here is boney alley
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2010, 11:23:03 »
Spot on :)

Not sure when Iceland etc. went up?




Strangely, the Red Lion pub isn't mentioned on the corner of Military Road. When did it become a pub, anyone know?
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2010, 10:46:54 »
Rhode Street on the right. The newsagent is (or was until recently) a greengrocer. The newer buildings are now Iceland, a card shop, and others I can't remember. Was at one time Anthony Jacksons and Victor Value.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2010, 20:31:03 »
As far back as I can remember, even during the war, it has been one way.
Ah, but nowadays it's one-way from  Military Road, when did it change?
It's only open (I think) before 10am and after 6pm for deliveries to shops, and then I'm sure it's 2-way.

To clarify my thoughts about traffic direction in the High Street, the only access without going through a 'No Entry' sign at a side road is via the locked gates in Military Road. I believe emergency vehicles carry keys to unlock these, but does anyone know what the arrangements are for delivery vehicles? While entry from Military Road logically gives a one way traffic flow, I don?t think there are any 'One-Way' signs, which suggests it wouldn't actually be illegal for a vehicle to go the other way.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2010, 12:47:46 »
I've put together the details of the occupation of the shops from the 1909 and 1927 photos (Reply#57), 1937 Kelly's (Reply#72), and 1974 Kelly's (Reply#81) so that the changes can easily be seen.

                        

It looks as if an extra shop, No198a, was somehow slotted in between No198 and the shop with the white facade on the corner of Meeting House Lane, No200, shown in the 1927 photo. No198a also had a white facade, as shown in the aerial shot (Reply#74). Then at some time the original No200 must have been demolished, to be replaced by the present 'modern looking' building.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2010, 12:19:17 »
It's only open (I think) before 10am and after 6pm for deliveries to shops, and then I'm sure it's 2-way. I don't know how long it's been pedestrianised - quite a few years now.
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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2010, 11:17:06 »
As far back as I can remember, even during the war, it has been one way.

Ah, but nowadays it's one-way from  Military Road, when did it change?
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