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Re: Brompton
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2011, 18:01:44 »

Asking for directions in those days would have been an interesting experience for a non-local  :)

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« Reply #15 on: July 25, 2011, 16:45:19 »
Eighteenth century maps, prospects, etc show Brompton spelled with several variations, including Brumpton, Bromton, & Brumton, so it is not impossible Brunton is another variation.
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« Reply #14 on: July 25, 2011, 13:42:53 »

Does anyone know how Brompton was pronounced in those days? Perhaps Brunton was the way locals referred to it and this was heard and written down by the author of the report. A bit like Rome Lane being called Room Lane. Just a thought.

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2010, 16:36:17 »
Studying that pic more closely I see a lot of very interesting features. The old Artillery Drill hall at the top left of the pic, just beside Holy Trinity Church. The Wesleyan Garrison Church at the top of Prospect Row next to the Admiralty Cutting Factory (?) and the Garrison Church over on the right.  Between the end of Prospect Row and the Garrison Church is that the Garrison Hospital?  I'm also amazed to see how complete Queen's Court (Cannon Alley) was in 1959, and the Officers' Terrace on Brompton Hill.

The reservoire and the drying lawns of the Marine Barracks are also good to see. Loads of good stuff in that photo, I shall be studying it for many hours I think!

A picture looking along Garden Street from the bottom of Prospect Row (top left part of Kyn's photo)


1866 OS Map of Prospect Row/Garden Street (top left area of Kyn's photo) for Comparision. Seems very little changed in those 100 years!
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Re: Brompton
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2010, 16:09:25 »
Crikey Kyn, that picture brings back some memories! I must sit down with you one day and point out what I can recall on it!

Point it out to me too Bromptonboy so I can get more on the history section of the Bromton village website!

And thanks for putting up the pic kyn
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Re: Brompton
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2010, 11:44:31 »
Crikey Kyn, that picture brings back some memories! I must sit down with you one day and point out what I can recall on it!

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 11:30:46 »
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Re: Brompton
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010, 12:24:39 »
The club was originally built as a Catholic School under the auspices of the Catholic Church in Manor Street. I think both used the name St Paulinus. When the school closed it became the Medway Irish Club until closure and demolition. As a busy garrison area Brompton had a large Irish Catholic population.

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010, 01:58:09 »
I hope someone will be able to help me here, there is a road that leads into flaxsman court from manor street and a sawyers alley off it, there was a social club on that road untill the late 70s or the early 80s, i can always remember doing a very good drawing of it when i was very young, but cannot remember what it was called and its been racking my brains for the last few years :)

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« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2010, 15:23:12 »
Very hard to date but bottom is marked made in germany so very very  late 1800's/1900 but pre 1st World war.

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2010, 13:57:28 »
Any idea what the date of that is SB?

From looking for old Photos of Brompton I'm coming to the conclusion that the Gordon Statue vies with the Crimean/South African Memorial arches for the most photographed/painted part of Brompton (and outside the Barracks the King George V pub probably takes the prize!)
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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2010, 12:27:36 »
An old souvenir mug from Old brompton.. When troops were posted far away from family and girlfriends etc they quite often took or sent home a souvenir of where they were staying, i am sure that this is what the mug is. Sometimes souvenirs were decorated with tiny forget me not flowers which were normaly sent to the wife or girlfriend.


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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 18:09:27 »
Have you looked at the old Brompton tenancy records held in Gillingham library (and possibly on CityArk)?

I've looked at census records for several years, but not the tenancy records.  I'll have to look into that.  Any idea how far back they go?

Thanks for the info.

I can't remember exactly how far back they go, as I was looking for stuff specifically about my ancestors and looked at this microfiche to rule it out as opposed to expecting to find much of interest to me on it.

If you can visit Gillingham library, ask upstairs about the microfiche for Westcourt Rentals (I think that's what it was called).

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Re: Brompton
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 17:28:04 »
Have you looked at the old Brompton tenancy records held in Gillingham library (and possibly on CityArk)?

I've looked at census records for several years, but not the tenancy records.  I'll have to look into that.  Any idea how far back they go?

Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 01:28:18 »
As some of you may have seen in my introduction here, I'm doing some research into the history of Brompton.  The first useful output of this is a flickr stream I've put together called "Brompton: Then and Now."   In this I have taken old photographs (1970 and earlier) of Brompton, then new photographs (taken this week) from as close as possible to the position the original was taken from.  Each photo is annotated with what info I have about it, and hopefully the stream will lead to more people volunteering information.  Please feel
free to look at it and comment on it, and if you ever need to link a photo here for any reason, feel free.

Some of the old photos have been seen on the forums before, others haven't. (And I must say the forums have been helpful to me in getting information for alot of the picture descriptions, so thanks to everyone who has posted Brompton info here!)

The stream is here http://www.flickr.com/photos/22124479@N03/sets/72157624087225321/

And if anyone has any old photographs or maps of Brompton that I don't have, I would love to see them (and if possible add them at some point).  And any other feedback would be appreciated too.

Hopefully the stuff I'm researching will end up on the Brompton Village website in the history section.  I'll post links to the articles as they appear.

PS Whilst I was out getting the 'now' photos I took plenty of others too.  I will be sorting them out over the next couple of weeks and wil
l post them too, so expect old buildings, air-raid shelters, pics of what is left of Holy Trinity School, etc soon

Have you looked at the old Brompton tenancy records held in Gillingham library (and possibly on CityArk)?

 

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