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Re: Anglo American Bookstall Chatham
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 20:47:03 »
Remember it well, used to sell "Health & Efficiency" under a plain cover, so I was told :)

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Re: Anglo American Bookstall Chatham
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2010, 00:31:31 »
The old folk around our way used to call this shop The Rekay.............forerunner?

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Re: Anglo American Bookstall
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010, 16:00:58 »

I went to Chatham Tech as well, the metalworkshops were near the Technical institute. Remember soldering tinplate with Mr Tidswell and Mr Pepper in charge, with his "famous" joke about "not dead ghosts but killed spirits". I used to buy "Classics Illustrated" in the Anglo American, I wish I'd kept them having since found out some of them are selling for a lot of money. The rarest is Dr No, which I had - now worth over 500 quid! Bugger.


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Re: Anglo American Bookstall
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 10:20:15 »
Went to Chatham Tech. which was split into 2, part up Maidstone Road and part down near the arches in the High Street and often went into the Anglo American after school to buy Camel or other exotic fags from the vast collection from around the World. Seem to remember they had also had a coffee bar in the rear of the shop, circa 1963/64.

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Re: Anglo American Bookstall
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 22:31:56 »
And American comics that we would read then walk around friends houses swapping them.

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Re: Anglo American Bookstall
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2010, 13:26:37 »
Always had a good selection of lighters as well .
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Re: Anglo American Bookstall
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 11:48:44 »
Remember it well! Not so tiny as it went back quite deep. Joysticks, yes patmore and do you recall the blue and the yellow cigs they sold individually? Can`t remember what they were called.

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Anglo American Bookstall Chatham
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 01:44:19 »
Does anyone remember the Anglo American Bookstall which stood in Chatham High St. just below the Ritz cinema, now the Gala, roughly where the traffic lights are now. This tiny little shop sold paperbacks, magazines, cigarette lighters and a very extensive range of cigarettes, particularly a long, double length thing called a 'joystick', which we lads would buy before going to see a film at the Ritz or nearby Regent. How times have changed!       James

 

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