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Offline johnfilmer

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10111 on: June 20, 2024, 02:21:31 PM »
It is indeed JW, home to what started as Rainham Amateur Theatrical Society aka RATS, back in the mid 60s.

My sister did a while as an active performer in those days. My mother was an active supporter until her death in 1989.

I remember it as a very small, intimate space, a real theatre in miniature, with a decent bar… oh and some very competent actors and singers, even writing and performing a complete musical during my sister’s time there.

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Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10110 on: June 20, 2024, 12:49:51 PM »
I think it's the Oast House Theatre, Rainham ?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10109 on: June 20, 2024, 12:09:51 PM »
There is a Citroen dealer nearby, but the “place” to guess is more social than business.
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10108 on: June 20, 2024, 12:00:25 PM »
Citroen showroom?  ;)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10107 on: June 19, 2024, 10:16:02 PM »
These rodents are very close to the A2
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10106 on: June 19, 2024, 06:49:17 PM »
I will pass on this one!  8) :)

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10105 on: June 19, 2024, 05:38:39 PM »
Thanks CAT, I only recognised the round tower from photos, as I have never been there. I did a bit more research later, and it may well get a visit.

Meanwhile...

At the end of the access road behind the red van on the right is an unusual place to find. Unusual because of what it is, where it is and its size. It has been there for many successful years.

What is it, and where is it?
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10104 on: June 19, 2024, 08:36:38 AM »
It is indeed Scotney Castle, but not the later house on the hill built by the Hussey family, but the remains of the medieval moated castle. This portion of the medieval castle was gentrified towards the late medieval period, but only survives as a romantic ruin to the later house gardens.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10103 on: June 18, 2024, 08:17:05 PM »
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10102 on: June 18, 2024, 07:47:43 PM »
Suggested as a guess….
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10101 on: June 18, 2024, 03:51:48 PM »
Is that your guess johnfilmer, or a suggestion?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10100 on: June 17, 2024, 07:52:18 PM »
The round tower thingy on left suggests Scotney Castle?
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10099 on: June 17, 2024, 12:57:40 PM »
Apologies to all, but best laid plans for a period of time in the office went astray.

Many thanks JohnWalker. A place I know little about, though there is the supposed ruins of a medieval chapel incorporated within the present house's grounds.

Here is my next, but where would you find this once grand house, but mostly all gone? 

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10098 on: June 11, 2024, 02:01:30 PM »
Well done CAT - over to you ...

Pett Place
TQ 94 NE 11/57 17.9.52
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The house was built by the Sayer family in the early C18, but the core is a
C16 house which was widened and gutted leaving the roof intact. There are
also traces of Norman cellars. Two storeys red brick. Tiled roof with parapet.
Eleven sashes with glazing bars intact. The window bay at each end was possibly
added. The remainder has a shaped Dutch gable at each end and in the centre,
all 3 containing a wreath set in a square of moulding. The window bays below
these formerly end gables are flanked by pilasters and contain wider windows
than in the remainder of the front. Central porch with fluted pilasters and
projecting cornice. Doorway in this with rectangular fanlight and door of
6 fielded panels. The window bay at the east end, which was possibly added,
has a bay on each floor and another shaped gable over. Long L-shaped C19 addition
to the south-west.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #10097 on: June 11, 2024, 12:22:09 PM »
Pett Place, Charing?