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LouiseC

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2013, 13:50:27 »
A few photos of the Chatham branch and also the one in Strood.

http://www.medway.gov.uk/apps/medwayimages/details.asp?pg=1&pga=1&searchtype=all&search=%20%20Paine

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2013, 13:45:10 »
I agree Fred and most other school uniforms

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« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2013, 13:14:03 »
When I started at the Maths School in Rochester in 1964 (Sir Joseph Williamsons Mathematical School to give it it's Sunday name) I recall Paines as being their preferred source of the uniform.

Anyone confirm or refute that?

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2013, 03:15:37 »
Bit late, just found this about Paines. My sister, alas deceased, was a cashier in the Chatham branch, worked there `till it closed. As I recall, a very old fashioned shop, glass topped counters, old cane seats.

It had the best selection of dinky toys in the towns, plus Bako building sets. How many of you remember them?

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« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2012, 22:05:45 »
Yep.. Loved Paines as a kid. Could stand and watch the wooden money pots on wires for hours.

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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 08:51:38 »
I seem to remember it as 7th (but not certain)  - 1955 ish the hut was off Cookham Hill in the rec.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 00:03:39 »
Borstal Cubs, can't remember the troop now  :)

Think it might have been 24th Medway? Used to meet in Borstal Village Hall then built their own hut down by the river under the M2 bridge.
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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #13 on: July 23, 2011, 20:10:50 »
After you built your superb (?) building and assuming the gloop which was like polycell dried you just chucked the whole thing in a bowl of water and it fell apart (eventually) you then needed to wipe the bricks and dry them

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #12 on: July 23, 2011, 19:33:49 »
I've never seen the brickmaking kit either, or ever heard of it.

chathamhammer

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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2011, 22:51:10 »
Paines & Co was a great shop, my nan would always buy me a dinky toy, especially on a monday when she had to get her pension, that would be about 1966-69. Also Paines sold school uniform and they did sell at the time red+green football socks and shorts in which were the colours of good old Glencoe School in which I played for. You couldn`t buy the shirt because they were only given out if you were selected, good old days.

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« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2011, 19:12:57 »
I had one of those too-they were messy and then some, mix too wet and everything slewed over and never set.

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« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2011, 15:26:41 »
They also sold this, messy but gave hours of fun.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2011, 14:33:55 »

I can also confirm that they sold Meccano  :)


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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2011, 11:27:01 »
If I remember correctly, Paines sold pellet guns, new & second hand also shotgun cartridges but I don`t know about shotguns.

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Re: Paine & Co., Chatham High Street
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2010, 16:53:11 »
Courtesy of Paines Outfitters about 1972/3



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