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Offline afsrochester

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Re: Fire Station, Military Road, Chatham
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2010, 23:18:34 »
Here are a couple of photographs of the original Fire station that stood in Military Road, taken from the Great Lines, C1885>. The station is the building with the pitched roofed Drill/Lookout Tower. It looks really strange with out the Town Hall there.

Sorry about the quality of the photographs as they were not originals. They are by courtesy of KFRS Museum.


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And a line drawing of the front of the building. It opened in 1885 and was designed by Mr Charles Day, Surveyor to the Board of Public Health. Frontage was about 30ft, elevation of over 41ft and a depth of 20ft. The Fire-fighting equipment of the Brigade was 1 Wheeled & Street Escape Ladder, 1 Hosecart, 1 Hosereel Cart and 1 Manual Pump. Courtesy of KFRS Museum.



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Re: Fire Station, Military Road, Chatham
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2010, 08:56:08 »
Hi Numanfan.

Yes, talk about co-incidence! :)

Comparing the two photographs of Military Road that you've posted,  the Fire Station does not appear to be standing anymore in the one circa 1910, so it was demolished sometime between 1902-1910-ish.

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Re: Fire Station, Military Road, Chatham
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2010, 19:04:06 »
Bit spooky that, a year since the question was asked & we both find the answer on the same day! :)
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Re: Fire Station, Military Road, Chatham
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2010, 17:33:49 »
Thanks Numanfan! :) The very picture I was looking at this morning ref my posting today/ Topic Luton Road Fire Station.

There are also a couple of others taken from what would now be the Burial Gardens, that show the back of the station and the lookout/drill tower, before the Town Hall was built, so pre-1899. 

 

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Fire Station, Military Road, Chatham
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 15:44:40 »
Does anyone know if there is a photograph in existence of the old Chatham Fire Station that stood in Military Road? (it would have been somewhere to the left of the Co-op Bank towards the Town Hall)

 

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