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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2010, 11:10:36 »
As far back as I can remember, even during the war, it has been one way.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2010, 19:05:39 »
In the 1974 Kellys... 116 High st  was Pink Shields Stamps
                  184 to 190 High st  was Woolworths
                            192 High st  was Carter George, Outfitters
                  194 to 198 High st  was British Home Stores
                          198a High st  was Bata Shoe Co
                          
;  200 High st  was  Alexander Ltd tailors
                 here is Meeting House lane
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2010, 10:19:13 »
Kellys from 1937.

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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2010, 12:34:13 »
Is it me, or does the numbering not quite correspond between the different photos?

I'm pretty sure I've read somewhere that the numbers changed quite regularly in the High Street.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2010, 17:20:45 »
I previously posted part of this picture to show Paines's premises on the north side of the High Street.
 
Here is the full picture, pre-1909, looking west, showing the Mitre Hotel and the Clarence Hotel, No 198, with the arms of the Duke of Clarence above the door. George Carter's, hosiery, is at No 192.
The accompanying text mentions that Nelson stayed at the Mitre when visiting Chatham, and that the site was demolished in 1935 to make way for Woolworth.s.


This picture looking, looking east in 1927, shows the Mitre (now apparently including the Clarence), at No 198 with George Carter's, hatter, on the corner of Meeting House Lane, No 200. Clover Street is past the next group of shops.


This picture, dated 1948, looking west, shows W. Hinds, jewellers, at No 180; 50/- Taylors at No 182; the Invicta Cinema, No 184, was in Fullager's Yard; Woolworths at No 186-190; and George Carter's at No 192-200.


Is it me, or does the numbering not quite correspond between the different photos?
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2010, 12:05:19 »
Back to the other end of the High Street and the first picture. I think this picture dated 1905-1910 was taken from roughly the same place; compare the two tall chimneys on the buildings in the distance, above the cart parked on the left (easier if you get this pic on screen alongside pic 1). The nearest shop, Hockley's Wines, was No 282 and seems to be where Fine Fare was - it is now an arcade of small shops. Does this correspond with any editions of Kelly's?


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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2010, 22:26:56 »
All the properties on the left were demolished and replaced by the flyover & now it's an empty space.

Weren't the buildings on the left the 'back' of Globe Lane where the dentist's is, and were incorporated into the present Argos site? Previous to Bates moving into there it belonged to one of the supermarkets (was it Sainsbury's?) where we went to get Xmas chickens in cardboard boxes; I've got a recollection that they had to be ordered in advance - chickens were not on sale all year round! At some time, I can't remember exactly when, it was a shop that redeemed 'Green Shield' stamps. For 50 million stamps you could get a teapot, or something like that :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2010, 19:05:41 »
Yes, the dentist is still there. The shop on the corner was Newcombe's the tailors, although I think it later became a bookshop. The road opposite led to a woodyard (Scott's?) that also had a frontage on Railway Street next to what was then the GPO.

Yes you are right, Scotts Timberyard. I bought something from Newcombe's once, cant remember what though, I was at school at the time.

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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010, 16:35:39 »
The dentist IS the one 'next door ' to the bakery there's a cafe on the corner, and the bakery is now a foodshop. Used to work in the bakery which was Nicholas Kingmans, it had a cafe at the rear of the shop, with a Gaggia cappucino machine. I  was serving one day and the steam handle slipped and shot back, the noise was terrific and I sent the whole shopful of customers out into the High St because they thought it was an explosion , sadly it happened again a  few weeks later so they moved me to another branch which was opposite the Bowling Alley on Watling St, where there was no cafe.  :) and I couldn't frighten the customers, but they didn't think too badly of me, when I got married later that year, their wedding present to us was a 3 tier Wedding cake.
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2010, 13:59:33 »
i cant picture were that shot is facing well b4 my time.. but the dentist is that the ashley lupin 1 or is it the 1 right under the flyover next to the bakery :)

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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2010, 12:11:06 »
Yes, the dentist is still there. The shop on the corner was Newcombe's the tailors, although I think it later became a bookshop. The road opposite led to a woodyard (Scott's?) that also had a frontage on Railway Street next to what was then the GPO.

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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010, 16:24:56 »
Re the 'No Waiting' signs in the gutter in Numanfans photo. Presumably they would have been put there by the police or council. Where they a portable fore-runner of yellow lines?
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Re: Chatham High Street
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010, 14:35:11 »
Mid 1970s.


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Chatham High Street
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010, 12:41:21 »
Although the High Street has been talked about in the Pentagon Shopping Centre thread, I thought we could have a new topic covering the rest of what was once called 'Chathams Golden Mile' (stop laughing!)
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