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Admiralty Terrace, Upper Upnor
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 21:29:16 »

Admiralty Terrace was built sometime after 1860, when the Metropolitan Police (Dockyards Division) took over duties from the naval controlled civilian police at Royal Dockyards. From 1925 the Metropolitan Police were gradually withdrawn from the dockyard area's, and the Royal Marine Police took over their duties from 1922, and entirely at Chatham by 1932. The new force which took over the accomodation at Upnor, Lodge Hill and Chattenden were required to be pensioners of the Royal Marines or the Royal Navy. For the majority, their new careers started at 40 or over, and their wages were carefully worked out so that their pay was subsidised by their pensions.

Info from "Upnor 2000 BC..AD 2000 A Village History"


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