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Offline Lyn L

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2020, 07:25:19 AM »
I had completely forgotten Hugh Wyllies shop but oh those lovely fish and chips . Can't remember the last time I had any.

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2020, 12:34:32 AM »

Where once was Henrie's there is now a yawning abyss:

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« Reply #62 on: June 07, 2020, 02:08:11 PM »
 I don't recall ever going to pub site meetings for redevelopment and there being an issue over the design changing,  only the name. As long as it wasn't offensive anything went. Some different on each side like the Chatham Chest and the Billet Sittingbourne. Sign writing is a dying skill , and old signs were often copper sheets with the design punched in so repainting was basically painting by numbers. Modern materials and printing means almost anyone can produce a durable sign to any design. Whitbread had a sign painting shop at Pheonix Brewery Wateringbury, not sure when it closed but was't there in 1970s




Offline KeithG

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #61 on: June 07, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
Just a question?...In 1895 the sign at the Nags Head was a Horses head which i understand as an old horse no good for work anymore.
In 1962 i have a picture of the Nags Head with no sign just a Courage & Barclay sign but now in 1990 a sign of a nagging woman?


Are signs allowed to be changed, does anyone know?
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Offline KeithG

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2020, 12:46:22 PM »
Along from the Nags Head before Le Core we have these two shops.
No 268 Maie Johnson Milliner and No 266 Mrs Woodcock Confectioner
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Offline shoot999

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2020, 09:52:40 PM »
I think I put a link to the basic history of Chatham Intra somewhere in GTP.  If I can find it I'll copy it to a Chatham Intra thread. And I'm sure there are a few non copyrighted pics of the area to start off the thread. Bringing it up to date The Featherstone building has been turned into an artisan centre with central government money promised (pre-Covid) to help develop the area further.

Offline KeithG

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #58 on: June 06, 2020, 09:39:49 PM »
Lyn...
It is probably lost to those that matter!  >:(
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Offline Lyn L

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« Reply #57 on: June 06, 2020, 08:14:30 PM »
The Chatham Intra thread on the old forum was really interesting , such a lot of info was on there, hope it wasn't all lost.


Offline KeithG

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« Reply #56 on: June 06, 2020, 07:55:25 PM »
Great idea a Chatham Intra thread... But somehow I think maybe more difficult... still that is what makes it interesting.

I have been noticing about Strood older writings calling it Strood Intra?
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Offline Smiffy

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« Reply #55 on: June 06, 2020, 07:15:43 PM »
Nice one Keith, I'll remember that!

I think this is what the forum should be all about though - personal memories combined with factual research. Chatham Intra as a whole is an interesting place - technically in Rochester, but in reality it seems to be in neither...

Methinks some time a Chatham Intra thread might be in order  :)

Offline KeithG

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #54 on: June 06, 2020, 06:43:01 PM »
Interesting as I found a Jolly in Brompton a Beer Retailer.

But thanks to you Smiffy I found in 1895 Charles Vickrey a Beer Retailer at 296 High Street... So it was still a Beer Retailer 8yrs before Jolley.
So that one solved ... I owe you a pint ;)
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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #53 on: June 06, 2020, 06:23:32 PM »
Beer houses often had names in times gone by, they weren't marked on OS maps though, only licensed pubs had that honour. There is a Jolley listed as running the Three Cups in the Brook in the 1880's/90s, possibly a relative.

Offline KeithG

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« Reply #52 on: June 06, 2020, 06:11:53 PM »
Thanks for helping.... It is the posh lights getting at me.



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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #51 on: June 06, 2020, 05:40:33 PM »
Not normal for ale houses to have names , just known as Herberts etc. Ot but in my brewery days I had 1 ale house in my area, The Drum in Lavender Hill Tonbridge. Basically a 2 up 2 down knocked into one long room , tiny homemade counter in the corner and bitter stored out the back in what must have been the kitchen/scullery. They decided to go up market & I installed a Best Mild & Heineken under the bar. KeitG had a look on OS of that period 25"-mile, only shows NAGS head and another pub at the Rochester end just before the bank starts

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Re: St. Margaret's Bank's Rochester.
« Reply #50 on: June 06, 2020, 05:19:50 PM »
I have a Herbert Jolley at 296 High street in 1903 - beer retailer. This means it was a beer house, not a licensed pub. Don't have a name for it though.