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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2017, 15:29:37 »
  I think the half built houses were knocked down and more since have gone up where they were.

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2014, 19:23:38 »
A guy called Charlie Hill purchased this building in the early 1960s and turned into a cash + carry. He then bought extra land from Restoration House and turned it into car parking spaces. When the cash + carry closed (Supermarkets) the land was sold for housing, Some houses were part erected in the early 2000s but then the builders went bust.The new owner of Restoration House bought the land back and are returning it to it's former glory. Well worth a visit. The brewery gate house is a listed building and can't be altered.
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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2014, 15:15:39 »
Thankyou Sheppey-Bottles have just looked - obviously within walking distance for me so have put it on my 'routemap' for Sunday.

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2014, 14:59:00 »
A book I have states that the Brewery has been demolished, but I have just had a look on Google earth and it is still showing. Have a look at the link below .....



https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.3849271,0.506002,3a,75y,4.53h,97.67t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sTH2CMevSRH5cjbUFvpXt7Q!2e0



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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2014, 13:39:11 »
In my grandfather Edmund Coxe's obituary in the Chatham News (26 June 1916) it states that he had been on the clerical staff for this brewer in Victoria Street Rochester for many years and that they had treated him very generously throughout his illness. He was only 32 when he died.
Hopefully I will be able to find the site as per photos here when I visit  Rochester on Sunday

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 13:00:42 »
Woodhams Brewery on the corner of Victoria Street and East Row was in the 1960's, a depot for Cantrell and Cochrane. They were the "soft drinks" subsidiary of Courage (Eastern) or Courage Barclay and Perkins as they subsequently re-branded themselves. Woodhams had been known as the Rochester Steam Brewery. At the end of the site towards Crow Lane where the two detached modern houses are now, was an above-ground water reservoir building of brick, used originally for the brewery. The tall tower building at Woodhams Brewery was the main brew-house but on a more modest scale than the ones used by Fremlins and Courages at their respective breweries in Maidstone and elsewhere in the county. Style and Winch were one of the old Kentish breweries which had originally acquired Woodhams about 1918, before themselves subsequently becoming part of the Courage group. There must have been a period when Rochester and Chatham were regularly suffused with the pleasant aroma of malted barley on brewing days, as was Maidstone every week when Courages and Fremlins were still present in the town in the 1960's. Faversham still has this pleasure, thanks to Shepherd Neame.

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2010, 15:51:14 »
The Cash and Carry ex brewery was Century Supplies.
I was born at number one Hoopers road and then lived at 39 Maidstone road for Donkeys years. :)

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2010, 18:05:20 »
I remember the brewery being used as a cash and carry in the late 90's early 00's :)

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2010, 22:09:49 »
If it wasn't a brewery after 1918, it was still used for storage and distribution. Does anyone know what?
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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2010, 19:56:06 »
It was a Brewrey, opened 1750- closed 1918,there
was/is? a couple of pubs in rochester under woodmans
can't remember names, one was in the high st.

post details tonight.

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Ok the 2 pubs I found,

WHO'D A THOUGHT IT, 9 Baker St.

NORTH FORLAND, 325 High St.


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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2010, 11:22:54 »
It was a Brewerey, opened 1750 - closed 1918. There was/is? a couple of pubs in Rochester under Woodhams, can't remember names, one was in the High St.

Post details tonight.

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2010, 10:09:12 »
It was a brewery I believe.

Yes, I'm sure it was a brewery.
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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2010, 22:04:59 »
You're right Numanfan, it is Cooper who makes the barrel, the word hooper is an archaic English term for a person who aided in the building of barrels by creating the hoop for the barrel.

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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2010, 22:01:20 »
Thanks, Galgo23.

ps, isn't a Cooper a barrel-maker? Or is a Hooper a variation?
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Re: Woodhams & Co. Ltd., Troy Town, Rochester
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 21:54:23 »
It was a brewery I believe.

I was discussing this earlier with my wife as we were in the archives today trying to find out about the history of our house on Maidstone Road. We live near Hoopers Road, and Hooper is of course a barrel maker, and we wondered if there was a connection?

 

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