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Offline smiffy

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Re: Station building
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2013, 15:58:02 »
Here you can just see it, in what looks like the 1930's.


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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2013, 10:36:23 »
It used to be a tobacconist and sweet shop called "Dodds" and was very popular with schoolchildren in the 70s as he used to sell single cigarettes!

  Sold single cigarettes out of a jar kept on the counter that I can remember. Late 50s - 2d each.

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Re: Station building
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013, 23:10:38 »
It used to be a tobacconist and sweet shop called "Dodds" and was very popular with schoolchildren in the 70s as he used to sell single cigarettes!

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Re: Station building
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 14:15:51 »

It's there on the 1898 OS map, but not on the 1866 one. I believe it may have been built when the Station was revamped in 1881, so it's been there a long time!


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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 10:30:36 »
Moved into the Ordnance Street maisonettes when they were built in 1964 and it was then a tobacconist/sweets /odds and ends shop and looked like it had been that for many years. Always thought it was put there to get the commuter and it was a bonus when all the flats, maisonettes were built.

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Re: Station building
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 02:31:53 »
Yes, they sold sweets as well. This would be early 70's.

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Re: Station building
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 23:18:23 »
My late father remembered it as a sweetshop...I am sure he said my aunty (his sister worked there)

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Station building
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 22:52:32 »
I've sometimes wondered what this odd little building opposite Chatham Station was originally. It used to be a tobacconists, I remember buying ciggies here before it changed hands. As it stands next to the entrance of what used to be the stations military platform, perhaps it may have been part of some kind of security checkpoint. Then again, it may have always been just an odd little shop :-)

 

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