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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #35 on: June 11, 2013, 16:33:13 »
Brilliant photo, as I remember it too.
What's there now?  Poundshop or another Cheap shop?

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« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2013, 21:52:58 »
Well done scintilla just what I remember and tried to describe

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« Reply #33 on: March 23, 2013, 21:24:47 »
That's a great find, well done

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2013, 17:09:48 »
I found this image in the 2009 Edition 1 of the Chatham Historical Society Medway Chronicle Journal which is available here http://btckstorage.blob.core.windows.net/site1152/MedwayChronicle/MedChron01a.pdf
Looks to be early 1970's from the presence of Tesco. The journal also has memories from Mr W. E. Paine (1907 - 2005).

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« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2013, 13:08:18 »
Not wishing to disagree but when I went to the Maths in 1966, by my recollection, it was Ogdens in Rochester and Laveys in Chatham which had the exclusive right to supply, to my parents great disgust! My sister went to Fort Pitt and her uniform had to come from Bates. My two great recollections of Paines were the fireworks displayed in the glass case at the front and the overhead cash system which whizzed around to my great fascination.
I think I got it wrong.  Ogdens WERE the "preferred" outfitters but I think it was Paines that did it cheaper.

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« Reply #30 on: March 19, 2013, 21:14:31 »
If that's a glass cabinet at the end there I'm almost certain I can remember it still being there in the 1960's. I'm also fairly sure it's where I got my Corgi James Bond Aston Martin - that's if they sold Corgi's, I could be mistaken.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2013, 20:35:14 »
Brilliant find :)
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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2013, 19:17:29 »
Photo from Are You Being Served Madam? Paines Chatham 1946.
It was taken by the local newspaper because it was the first shop in the town to have fluorescent lighting.
At one time the shop was a thriving pawnbrokers, but gradually this reduced and the shop became an outfitters and toy shop. It closed sometime in the 1970's.
Just look at all the chairs provided for customers.

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« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2013, 17:11:45 »
Walked past there today, shop now empty again.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 10:08:30 »
Don't know if next door but in that area. It was double fronted with the door set back about 8 feet if I remember right.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2013, 09:46:41 »
So was this the shop next to the Central Hall that had an external display case in the doorway filled with Matchbox cars in the 70s?
If it was I loved that shop but can't remember too much about inside apart from it being quite long and dark? Sold outdoor stuff too if I recall.
I went to the Math in 1979 and we had to use Ogden's in Rochester for the uniform.  It was very expensive especially as I was so tall I was in man's sizes with VAT I suppose.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2013, 09:06:56 »
Not wishing to disagree but when I went to the Maths in 1966, by my recollection, it was Ogdens in Rochester and Laveys in Chatham which had the exclusive right to supply, to my parents great disgust! My sister went to Fort Pitt and her uniform had to come from Bates. My two great recollections of Paines were the fireworks displayed in the glass case at the front and the overhead cash system which whizzed around to my great fascination.

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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 10:28:03 »
They were the suppliers of Boy Scout and Girl Guide uniforms and badges etc. Presumably they had the sole contract for the area.
Not sure about that, based on the Math School uniform.  My parents bought mine at a ridiculous cost from Paines.  A friend's parents bought his from Featherstones at something like 66% of the price mine paid.  And if I recall, the labels on the items I saw were the same.

My Dad was NOT amused when he found out.

EDIT - Anyone got a picture of the front of this store from about 1963/4?

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2013, 15:08:11 »
They were the suppliers of Boy Scout and Girl Guide uniforms and badges etc. Presumably they had the sole contract for the area.
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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2013, 14:59:55 »
'Borstal cubs' were the 24th. Medway West.
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