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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!
Quote from: Drunken Baker on June 29, 2010, 01:28:18Have 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.
Have you looked at the old Brompton tenancy records held in Gillingham library (and possibly on CityArk)?
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 will post them too, so expect old buildings, air-raid shelters, pics of what is left of Holy Trinity School, etc soon