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IMAGEBASE USERS PLEASE SCROLL DOWNImportant note to imagebase users.Caveat and disclaimer.Customers wishing to reproduce, print-off, download or publish images from this database or imagebase may require the permission of the owner of the Copyright of the original records. Publication by Medway Council of this database or imagebase does not imply a right on the part of the user to reproduce, print-off, download or publish the images or absolve the user from the need to obtain permission to reproduce items subject to Copyright. Medway Council has obtained permission from Copyright owners to reproduce images in this database or imagebase without prejudice to wider Copyright. Strictly no commercial or organisational reproduction, printing-off, downloading or publication of the images in this imagebase may be undertaken without the prior consent of Medway Council or the owner of the Copyright of the original records. No separate or independent databases or imagebases derived from this imagebase may be created for organisational or commercial purposes without the express permission of Medway Council or the Copyright owners. Where downloading of images is permissible it may only be done for reasons of private study. Private study is defined by the Patent Office and the definition is incorporated in the relevant legislation.E.H. Couchman collection of postcards, photographs, ephemera and manuscripts pertaining to the history of the Medway Towns (Rochester, Strood, Chatham and Brompton (later Gillingham)) and Gillingham, Rainham, Gravesend, Dickens’ Country, the Lower Medway Valley and the Hoo Peninsula 1680-1993 [1994].[To view the full list of the collection, please click here;to view the contents page and imagebase referral page for the Couchman collection, please click here;to view the Couchman collection bibliography page, please click here]Rochester volume 5: High Street between Watts' Charity almshouses (Six Poor Travellers' House, no. 97 ) and entrance to St. Bartholomew's Terrace, near St. Margaret's Banks.[Caution should be exercised in relation to house numbering quoted in descriptions, as in many cases this was altered, usually in phases (Rochester 1881, 1894, 1895 and c.1953; Chatham 1901, c.1904, c.1905 and 1927). Corroboration of street numbering can be made by reference to street directories in the local studies collections (on microfilm and microfiche and available by appointment) and the local authority street numbering registers (CT/ENG/46) also available by appointment.]Receipted bill from Austen and Son, 107 High Street, Rochester, builders, plumbers, decorators, to a Mrs. Raynor of 33 Langdon Road, Rochester, for whitening ceiling and papering walls of staircase. Settled 11 April 1930. p.1

Receipted bill from Charles Leonard, London House, 165 High Street, Rochester, fancy and general draper to a Mrs. Mantell of Victoria Street, Rochester, for goods unspecified. Settled April 1892. p.2

Copy of photograph of shop frontages of Charles Leonard and Sons, 108-120 High Street, Rochester, drapers and H. Jasper and Sons Ltd., 106 High Street, confectioners, looking diagonally across the High Street from a point slightly to the west, showing window displays, roofline and tramlines. c.1923-c.1924 p.3

Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement for Leonards (Rochester) Ltd., 108-120 High Street, Rochester, illustrating hat and coat, new Autumn fashions. Headed with the mural crown associated with coat of arms of Rochester City Council. 7 August 1925 p.4

Postcard size photograph of print captioned the Mathematick Free School, build and endowed by the late Sir Joseph Williamson, Baronet showing frontage of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester. Original c.1750; exposed c.1980 p.5

Report by B. Hawkins, headmaster of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, pertaining to absences of named pupils during April 1829, giving reasons for absence, 1 May 1829; appended with copy of letter from Thomas Prall to the governors, tendering his resignation and petitioning for a pension, original 30 April 1829. Possibly prepared as printer's copy. 1 item, paper. p.6

Cutting from an unattributed local publication comprising reproduction of engraving of street frontage of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, captioned Rochester Mathematical School, looking diagonally across High Street towards corner of High Street and Free School Lane from a point slightly to the east, showing full elevation and roofline and pedestrians in High Street and Free School Lane. Attributed to an original drawing by Messrs. Nash and Bond, architects. c.1900 p.7 (U)

Postcard photograph of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester entitled Rochester, Mathematical School looking along High Street from a point slightly to the west, showing High Street elevation and roofline, street scene showing pedestrians, horse-drawn conveyance and range of buildings in High Street in background to the east. On rear, message from Dolly [-] to Mrs. J. Webb, 218 Upland Road, East Dulwich, London EC, referring to pupil by name of Wallace at the Maths School, just qualified as a pupil teacher. Wrench series, printed in Saxony, Germany. Postmarked Chatham 8 June 1907. p.7 (L)

Photograph of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, viewed from diagonally opposite and slightly to the east, showing corner of school at junction of High Street and Free School Lane, showing front and side elevations, roofline of school and range of buildings to west of school, tramlines and juvenile bystanders, one of whom is of West Indian/Afro-Caribbean * origin. Mutilated and re-touched. Instructions possibly for printer on rear. Couchman's caption mentions erection of a bronze tablet pertaining to David Garrick. 7 3/4" x 5 3/4" Photographer not stated. c.1908 x c.1912 p.8[* cf. West Indies, Caribbean, Africa]

Postcard photograph entitled Mathematical School, Rochester showing High Street elevation Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, looking from first storey of building diagonally opposite and slightly to the west, showing most of roofline and corner with Free School Lane. Couchman's caption states the building was demolished in 1970. c.1920 p.9 (U)

Postcard photograph entitled The Mathematical School, Rochester, workshop comprising interior view of workshop of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, looking towards outside wall showing equipment including vices, lathes, wooden benches and display cases. Photographed and published by Marshall Keene and Co., Hove, Sussex. c.1925 p.9 (L)

Postcard photograph entitled The Mathematical School, Rochester, art room comprising interior view art room of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, showing desks, chairs, posters, plaster busts and geometrical artists' models, frame cupboards, longitudinal rooflights, overhead electric lights and radiators. Photographed and published by Marshall Keene and Co., Hove, Sussex. c.1925 p.10

Printed admission ticket to reserved seat for performance of The Pickwickians at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester, for 16 December 1909. Inscribed on rear [i.e. W. Glanvill Mason, 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham]. 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" p.11

Printed programme for The Pickwickians performed at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester 15-16 December 1909, giving names of characters and caste members. 1909. p.12Postcard photograph of two actors in production of The Mikado performed at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester 17-21 February 1925, showing full-length view of actor in attire of female (left) and male (right) characters, both in Japanese * costume and holding fans, latter identified by Couchman as L.G. Brooker, against background of stage flats representing interior of Japanese house interior walls and window. Further details of cast given in Couchman's accompanying notes. 1925 p.13[* cf. Japan]

Postcard group photograph of members of caste of HMS Pinafore performed at Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester 15-19 February 1927, looking from auditorium towards stage, showing chairs in foreground, musical director P. Fearnley [?] in middle ground and caste in costume on stage to rear, stage properties and flats depicting scene of ship deck and harbour. 1927. Medway Studios, 35 High Street, Chatham. Details of cast given in Couchman's accompanying notes. p.14

Autographs of the teaching staff of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester comprising A.W. Lucy, H.H. Hillman, W.W. Key (geography) and W.A. Treganza. c.1923 x c.1927 p.15 (U)Autographs of the teaching staff of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester comprising R. Fraser-Henderson (manual work), H.L. Evans, J.C.H. Bailey (gymnastics), E.F. Pattenden, William Stone (Latin), W.E. Lund, W.H. Harland and J.P. Williams. c.1923 x c.1927 p.15 (L)

Autographs of the teaching staff of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester comprising Percy Fearnley (music), A.C. Cheeseman, D.J. Davies, E.W. Taylor, J.W. Talbot, Miss E.F. Thornhill (form 2 [?]), W.L. Lawrence (religion) and C. Meade (mathematics) (front) and C. MacDonald, James K. Bentley, J.N. Judd (chemistry and scout master), J.E. Mallin, Miss C.E. Lee (form 1 [?] and cub mistress), R.L. Poirier (French *), R.E. Rigg (English) and R.S. Morriss (rear). c.1923 x c.1927 p.16 (U)[* A note made by Couchman stated Taylor died 28 August 1954, with a reference to Chatham News 3 September 1954 p.2][** cf. France]Photocopy of rear of p.16 (U)

as above. Not scanned. p.16 (M)Cutting from Chatham News comprising obituary notice for Christine Emily Ratcliffe, died at Canterbury 14 September 1977, mother of Robert Ratcliffe. Published 23 September 1977. p.16 (L)

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester. Mementoes of E.H. Couchman’s membership of the Rochester Mathematical School Scout Troop, county of Kent, comprising two crimson cotton shoulder or arm patches bearing white horse heraldic motif of county of Kent with motto invicta and title Kent and white silk strip bearing title The Rochester Mathematical School Troop. Pasted on postcard. Postcard. Inscribed on rear to effect Couchman attended Maths School September 1923-Christmas 1927. p.17 (U)

Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, High Street, Rochester. Mementoes of E.H. Couchman’s membership of the 2nd. Medway (Rochester Mathematical School) scout troop, county of Kent, comprising two blue cotton shoulder or arm patches bearing white horse heraldic motif of county of Kent with title county of kent and motto invicta and white silk strip bearing title 2nd. Medway (Rochester Mathematical School), latter made by Cash’s. Couchman attended Maths School September 1923-Christmas 1927. p.17 (L)

Photograph of elevation of main gate, Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire. Exposed on occasion of E.H. Couchman’s attendance at summer camp at Green Lane Meadows, Old Windsor with Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, scout troop, c.July x c.September 1926. p.18 (U)

Photograph of campsite scene at Green Lane Meadows, Old Windsor, Berkshire on occasion of E.H. Couchman’s attendance at summer camp with Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, scout troop, comprising group of scouts standing or crouching around cooking pots facing camera with tented encampment, trees and bushes in background. Couchman identifies the right-hand figure as himself, the second from the right as possibly D.C. Hibbit and the centre figure (standing) as N. Cherrill, c.July x c.August 1926 p.18 (M) (left)

Photograph of campsite scene at Green Lane Meadows, Old Windsor, Berkshire on occasion of E.H. Couchman’s attendance at summer camp with Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, scout troop, showing line of tents with group of scouts standing, kneeling or sitting in foreground with bedding laid out in foreground and treeline in background. c.July x c.August 1926 p.18 (M) (right)

Photograph of Windsor and Windsor Castle, Berkshire looking across River Thames from opposite bank, showing two women walking left to right in foreground, taken on occasion of E.H. Couchman’s attendance at summer camp with Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester, scout troop. c.July x c.August 1926 p.18 (L)

Two bills from Arts and Crafts shop, 144 High Street, Rochester to a Mrs. Gowar [?] [cf. Gower], Darnley Arms, Cobham for printing jobs, May 1910. p.19

Receipted bill from H. Butler, 127 (later 192) Eastgate (High Street), Rochester, tobacconist, newsagent, stationer and fancy dealer to a Mr. Mantell for newspapers and tobacco for seven weeks. Settled 24 August 1891 p.20Two bills from Higham and Hundred of Hoo Water Works to Mr. R.G. Gower [cf. Gowar] [of Darnley Arms, Cobham] for rates and water supplied, collected by Duncan L. Mackie, 35 Eastgate (High Street), Rochester. 1910 p.21

Print of pen and ink drawing by Edwin G. Hardy of High Street elevation, Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester, showing roofline and tree to right. c.1900 p.22

Photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester and range of buildings on north side of High Street between Eastgate House (right) and junction of High Street and Blue Boar Lane (left distance) looking west along High Street, showing east elevation of Eastgate House, horse-drawn conveyance in left middle ground and group of male bystanders in gateway to grounds of Eastgate House, possibly during period of use as Rochester Workmen’s Club. c.1870 x c.1890 p.23 (U)

Print of pen and ink drawing of High Street and east elevations of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east with street scene comprising range of buildings and roofline on north side of High Street to west of Eastgate House, horse-drawn conveyance and pedestrians, trees in grounds of Eastgate House to right. c.1860 p.23 (L)

Photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind. 4" x 3" (100mm x 75mm) c.1900 p.24 (U);

Postcard Photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind. Street scene comprises range of buildings and roofline on north side of High Street to west of Eastgate House and horse-drawn conveyance. Message on front and rear from Auntie C. [-] to William G. Mason, Francomb's House, Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire. Postmarked 5 May 1903. p.24 (L)

Print of charcoal or pen and ink drawing of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind. Street scene comprises pedestrians, dog and pony and rider. Initialled WD. Plate 17 from an unattributed source. c.1840 p.25

Photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind. Couchman's caption notes the adjacent building to the left bears differences to previous photographs. 4" x 2 1/2" (100mm x 65mm) c.1920 p.26 (U);

Photograph of painting or print ascribed to the Mason Collection [sic] * comprising view of eastern elevation of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester showing in the foreground the grounds and gardens of the house, trees, shrubs and ladies wearing bonnets, hats and long dresses with dog and in the background a view of the River Medway and masted or partially masted ships or hulks. 6" x 4 1/4" (150mm x 105mm). Print c.1800 p.26 (L)[* W. Glanvill Mason of 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham]

Reproduction of photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from third or fourth storey from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, grounds or garden, trees and shrubs in foreground and range of buildings and roofline on north side of High Street to west of Eastgate House in distance. Above the entrance gate is a lamp bearing a sign stating Rochester Workmen's Club, supported by wrought ironwork. Published by A. Lacey, 36 High Street, Chatham and photographed and printed by G.W. Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland. 8" x 5 3/4" (200mm x 145mm) Exposed c.1882 x c.1887. p.27

Tinted postcard photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester entitled Eastgate House, Rochester showing east and High Street elevations, warehouse to rear, fence alongside High Street and sort section of range of buildings to west of Eastgate House, street scene showing lamp post and pillar post box. Printed in Saxony. Published by JHG. c.1910 p.28 (U)

Heavily tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street showing Eastgate House Museum, Rochester looking from point in High Street slightly west of Eastgate House east towards junction with Star Hill, street scene showing museum noticeboard on pavement outside main entrance, motor vehicle, tradesmen, bystanders pedestrians and dog. On rear, message to Miss Maud Gurney, 3 Stuart Road, Gillingham, discussing visiting arrangements and weather. The Star Series, GD and D, London. Couchman’s caption states this item was printed in Bavaria, Germany but this is not stated on the card (unless beneath the stamp) as in previous instances. Postmarked Gillingham 19 May 1912. p.28 (L)

Reproduction of photograph from unascribed publication, entitled Eastgate House, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite in the High Street and to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind. Street scene shows horse-drawn conveyance in distance. Photographer: A.F. Eastmead. c.1890 x c.1900 p.29 (U)

Photograph of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester viewed from a point diagonally opposite to the east, showing east and High Street elevations, boundary wall against High Street, wooden gates with brass nameplates and trees behind and range of buildings on north side of High Street to west of Eastgate House and shorter section of range of buildings on south side also west of Eastgate House. Street scene comprises horse-drawn conveyances, partly blurred through time exposure. c.1880 x c.1900 6” x 4 ¼” (150mm x 105mm) p.29

Photocopy of newspaper article comprising captioned full-length photograph of George Payne FSA, director of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, showing subject in outdoors wear, looking to left of camera and standing outside entrance porch of Eastgate House Museum. Accompanying biographical notes supplied by Couchman. Reproduced from Chatham Observer 9 October 1920 p.10 Pre-1920 p.30

Heavily tinted postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester showing a three-quarters view of the east elevation and grounds of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester looking across High Street from a point on opposite pavement at right angles to the entrance gate, street scene showing two male youths facing camera in left foreground and woman pushing child in push-chair in right foreground, lamp standard and boundary railings. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. c.1900 p.31

Postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester and foreshortened High Street elevation, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, street scene showing lamp post, pillar post box, boundary railings and trees. Message on rear from Auntie C. [-] to William G. Mason, Francomb’s House, Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire. Postmarked Rochester 23 March 1903. p.32 (U)

Photograph of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, viewed from second storey of building in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, showing east and High Street elevations and adjacent buildings, grounds, boundary fence, trees and noticeboard, street scene showing male cyclist, children and pedestrians. 6” x 4 ¼” (150mm x 105mm) After 1899. p.32 (L)

Postcard photograph entitled Rochester, Eastgate House, comprising view of east elevation and foreshortened High Street elevation Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, largely obscured by trees in leaf, looking from point in High Street diagonally opposite and slightly to the east, street scene showing pedestrians, lamp post, pillar post box and boundary railings. Raphael Tuck and Sons, Town and City series. Phototyped in Holland/Netherlands. c.1899 x c.1903 p.33 (U)

Postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester comprising view of east elevation and foreshortened of High Street elevation Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, partly obscured by trees in leaf, and grounds with noticeboard and boundary railings, looking from point in High Street diagonally opposite and slightly to the east, street scene showing trees and pillar post box. Range of buildings adjacent to west obscured by developing technique. c.1901 p.33 (L)

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester comprising three quarters view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, looking from point inside grounds opposite boundary railings, showing shrubs and flower beds. Message on rear from George [-] to Miss A. Thomas, 34 West Street, Faversham. Published by J. Welch and Sons, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Postmarked 7 November 1912. p.34

Postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, foreshortened High Street elevation and iron gateway and railings, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, street scene showing range of buildings in High Street to west extending as far as and including Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School and short section of range of buildings on south side, pillar post box, barrow-man, pedestrians, tramlines, cyclists and horse-drawn vehicles. Message on rear from L and R [-] to Miss Moss, c/o Mrs. Hood, 8 Crittens Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Postmarked R[ocheste]r 1913. p.35 (U)

Postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House, Rochester comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, foreshortened High Street elevation and iron gateway and railings, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, street scene showing range of buildings in High Street to west extending as far as and including Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School and short section of range of buildings on south side and pillar post box. Identical exposure as p.35 above but re-touched and omitting some bystanders and tramlines. Published by Valentine. c.1913 p.35 (L)[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

Postcard photograph entitled Rochester, Eastgate House, comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, foreshortened High Street elevation and iron gateway and railings, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, street scene showing range of buildings in High Street to west, pillar post box and pedestrians. Message on rear from Gortie [-] to Mrs. Nell Yaxley, Laburnum Villa, Dersingham, Norfolk. Postmarked 6 December 1911. p.36 (U)

Postcard photograph entitled the medieval room (2), Eastgate House, Rochester showing room interior with fireplace, wooden furnishings and picture frames. c.1910 p.36 (L)Postcard photograph entitled Eastgate House Museum, built 1591: the nun's house of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens) comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, foreshortened High Street elevation and iron gateway, lamp and railings, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, showing brass plaque on building and street scene comprising pillar post box and tramlines. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, 212 High Street, Rochester. c.1912 p.37Postcard photograph entitled Rochester Museum (Eastgate House) comprising view of east elevation of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, foreshortened High Street elevation and iron gateway, lamp, railings and museum noticeboard, viewed from a point in High Street diagonally opposite and to the east, showing brass plaque on building and street scene comprising pillar post box, tramlines and Kent Education Committee noticeboards for adjacent Rochester, Chatham and Gillingham Technical Institute and School of Art and Crafts. Couchman’s caption relates to the felling of the lime tree at south west corner in 1981. September 1920 p.38 (U)

Postcard photograph entitled Rochester, Eastgate Gardens comprising three quarters view of rear of Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester taken from north west, looking across garden, showing pond, trees, shrubs and railings and showing also rear of range of buildings to east of Eastgate House on north side of High Street. Published by Photocrom Co. Ltd., Royal Tunbridge Wells. c.1920 p.38(L)Postcard photograph used as Christmas greetings card sent by Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Dibley of Lambourn, Cobham Road, Strood, in former’s capacity as director of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester and illustrating the Bexleyheath (Bexley Heath) bronze founder’s hoard, comprising spear heads, sword and axe heads, found by Dibley and in the custody of the British Museum. Christmas 1934 p.39 (U)

Postcard photograph used as Christmas greetings card sent by Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Dibley of Lambourn, Cobham Road, Strood, in former’s capacity as director of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester and illustrating an item of Roman glass and an Anglo-Saxon funeral bucket side by side. December 1925. p.39 (L)

Postcard photograph entitled north view of model of Rochester Cathedral and St. Andrew’s Priory, in the 15th. century: built by Edwin Harris, on view in Eastgate House Museum, Rochester showing model as viewed from north, other features including market hall, market cross, High Street, St. Nicholas’ Church, Boley Hill and enclosing precincts wall. Message on rear from W. Taylor, curator, Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester to H. Rayner Esq., 117 Elaine Avenue, Strood, discussing slide collection. Postmarked 14 October 1960. p.40

Copy of photograph of prehistoric boat at excavation site at Milton Creek, Murston, showing portion of cut-out tree trunk lying at right angles to side of pit used for clay digging, spade marks visible in wall of pit and spade propped against parapet. A railway is partly visible behind the boat. Couchman’s accompanying notes relate to the storage and accidental destruction of the boat c.1970. Original exposure c.1924. p.41

Four newscuttings from Chatham News reporting philately exhibitions lent and arranged by E.H. Couchman at Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, with an emphasis on stamps and covers associated with first airmail services, flying boats and zeppelins 1925-1937. 1938-1939 p.42Four newscuttings from Chatham News reporting building of the empire flying boat and other flying boats by Short Brothers at Rochester, the airmail scheme and reporting philately exhibitions lent and arranged by E.H. Couchman at Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, with emphasis on airmail 1941-1943. p.43

Five newscuttings from Chatham News reporting philately exhibitions lent and arranged by E.H. Couchman at Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, with emphasis on airmail by balloon and aircraft 1870-1939, 1943-1944 (p.44)

Six cuttings from Chatham News and Stamp Collecting reporting philately and other exhibitions lent and arranged by E.H. Couchman, Renown Stamp Company, Chatham and F. Kearns of Chatham at Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester on topics of airmail, stamps of Russia and China and German * propaganda leaflets 1858-1944, 1944-1946 p.45[* cf. Germany]

Three cuttings from Chatham News reporting philately and other exhibitions lent and arranged by E.H. Couchman and G.H. Bigsby of Medway Towns Philatelic Society at Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, with an emphasis on airship and zeppelin airmail and Ascension Island (South Atlantic Ocean), 1946-1948 p.46Cuttings from Gravesend Reporter, Stamp Collecting and Chatham News reporting activities of Medway Towns Philatelic Society and Kent Federation of Philatelic Societies mentioning especially displays mounted by E.H. Couchman and G. Bigsby with an emphasis on airmail, 1947-1950 p.47

Newscuttings from Kidderminster Shuttle and Stourport Courier reporting philatelic displays mounted at Kidderminster Museum, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, mounted by E.H. Couchman, with an emphasis on airmail stamps and covers from 1870, 1941 p.48Colour postcard photograph entitled The Dickens’ Chalet gardens of Eastgate House Museum, Rochester comprising front elevation of Charles Dickens’ Swiss chalet and adjacent portion of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester, looking across garden and flower beds from north-north-west. Published by Judges Ltd., Hastings, Sussex. c.1962 p.49

Newscuttings from Chatham News reporting donation by Rochester Branch, Dickens’ Fellowship to Medway Borough Council of two mirrors for Dickens’ Chalet, Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester with group photograph in front of chalet (21 July 1978) and death of Amy Butler, member of the Rochester Branch, Dickens’ Fellowship, with group photograph of John Oliver, secretary of Dickens’ Fellowship, Amy Butler and Captain Peter Dickens, great-grandson of the author, 14 December 1979. p.50

Newscuttings from Chatham News reporting closure of Eastgate House Museum, High Street, Rochester and impending move of museum to the Guildhall, 1978. p.51

Postcard photograph entitled Rochester, Technical Institute comprising view of front or west elevation, looking across rough ground at rear of Eastgate House Museum. Message on rear from Auntie C. [-] to William G. Mason, D House, Royal Masonic School, Bushey, Hertfordshire mentioning an organ and violin recital at cathedral. Published by Arts and Crafts, Rochester. Printed in Saxony, Germany. Postmarked Rochester 1 December 1908. p.52 (U)

Photograph of Rochester Technical Institute, High Street, Rochester, showing front or west elevation, looking across rough ground at rear of Eastgate House Museum. 6” x 4 ¼” (153mm x 106mm) c.1920 p.52 (L)

Copy of photograph of Rochester Technical Institute, High Street, Rochester, comprising three-quarters view of building viewed from High Street end of Eastgate House garden, showing west or front elevation and south or side elevation, with trees and shrubs in middle ground and boundary wall in foreground. Original c.1920 p.53

Newscutting from Chatham Observer comprising group photograph of art students at Medway School of Art and Crafts, High Street, Rochester, on occasion of end of term fancy dress carnival dance, 7 November 1931, with original printed caption and accompanying key identifying students and notes by Couchman, students including Couchman first on left, second row from back. Published 13 November 1931 p.54

Copy of photograph of rear elevation of 150 High Street, Rochester, looking from point in Eastgate Terrace distant from entrance from High Street, showing man in cloth cap walking towards camera, pedestrians in Rochester High Street and in distance gates to Eastgate House gardens. Couchman’s notes record this house and attic as having inspired Mr. Pumblechook’s house where Pip stayed in Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. 4” x 3 ¼” (110mm x 83mm) c.1930 p.55

Reproduction of photograph cut from unstated periodical or pamphlet showing range of buildings on south side of Rochester High Street, looking eastwards from point diagonally opposite in High Street and slightly to the west, showing pawn shop at right, entrance to Eastgate Terrace, 150 High Street and buildings beyond to left with part of High Street elevation of Eastgate House visible in left foreground. Street scene comprises pedestrians, motor vehicle and pawn shop balls sign. c.1920 p.55

Tinted postcard photograph entitled Rochester, old houses comprising view of High Street looking west from point on pavement on north side of High Street diagonally opposite and slightly to east of 150 High Street and Seeley, drapers’ shop, street scene showing cyclist, horse-drawn conveyances and pedestrians. The shadows appear false. Before 1909. p.56

Postcard photograph entitled Uncle Pumble Chook’s House (Great Expectations) and Mr. Sapsea’s House (Edwin Drood) showing range of buildings on south side of Rochester High Street opposite Eastgate House Museum, showing from left to right Ye Olde Tea Shoppe at left, grocery store, Prall and Prall, auctioneers’, entrance to Eastgate Terrace and pawn shop, street scene comprising tramlines and power cables and pedestrian. Message on rear from Lizzie [-] to Mr. T. Masters, 98 High Street, Gillingham, informing him of Jim [-]’s passing for Christ Church [Oxford?]. Postmarked 4 August 1916. Exposure c.1911 p.57 (U)

Postcard photograph showing range of buildings on south side of Rochester High Street opposite Eastgate House Museum, looking west and viewed diagonally from a point on north side of High Street outside Eastgate House, showing from left to right Ye Olde Tea Shoppe (no.154) at left, Edwin Smith and Co.'s grocery store (no.152), Prall and Prall, auctioneers’ (no.150), entrance to Eastgate Terrace, Ernest William Fox, boot maker's (no.148) and Frederick Willows and Co.'s pawn shop (no.146) with other buildings beyond, street scene comprising tramlines, tram power cables, pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles, several blurred by time exposure. Message on rear from Lewis [-] to a Miss Masters, 52 Royal Road, Ramsgate. Postmarked 16 November 1911. p.57 (L)

Postcard photograph captioned Mr. Sapsea's House, Edwin Drood; Uncle Pumblechook's premises, Great Expectations; High Street, Rochester showing range of buildings on south side of Rochester High Street opposite Eastgate House Museum, looking west and viewed diagonally from a point on north side of High Street outside Eastgate House, showing from left to right Ye Olde Tea Shoppe (no.154) at left, Edwin Smith and Co.'s grocery store (no.152), Prall and Prall, auctioneers’ (no.150), entrance to Eastgate Terrace, The Service Supply Rubber Co. (no.148) and Frederick Willows and Co.'s pawn shop (no.146). Street scene comprises tramlines, tram power cables, awning and pawnbroker's balls sign over no. 146 and bicycle propped against west wall of entrance to Eastgate Terrace. Published by W. Naylar, Rochester, Eastgate Series. Annotated on rear by original purchaser High Street, Rochester; motored from Wrotham to Sevenoaks, Sept. 4th. 1915 1915 p.58

Photograph of range of buildings in Rochester High Street opposite Eastgate House, looking east and viewed diagonally from a point in High Street slightly to west of entrance to Eastgate Terrace, showing from right to left, Tom Dunning's house (no.148), entrance to Eastgate Terrace, Fairbairns seedman's shop (no.150) and range of buildings to east, street scene comprising children, pedestrians and tricycle [?] with advertising placard parked in entrance to Eastgate Terrace. A portion of the lime tree on the south west corner of Eastgate House overhangs the street at left. Before 1897. 4" x 3 1/4" (100mm x 82mm) p.59 (U)

Postcard-size copy of photograph of ground storey and portion of first storey of Thomas Dunning pawnbroker's shop, 146 High Street, Rochester, viewed at right angles from a point in High Street, showing proprietor [?] standing in doorway and looking to right of camera, shop window containing display of stock and first storey windows containing bedding and rugs, apparently caught in a breeze. A roll of material is visible in entrance to passage at right. Copied from original in collection of W. Glanvill Mason [of 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham]. c.1880 p.59 (L)Bill from city treasurer's department, Rochester City Council, Guildhall, High Street, Rochester to Mrs. G.A.L. Masters, 154 High Street, Rochester, for erecting bronze tablet. Couchman's notes explain this was for a bronze tablet commemorating Charles Dickens and that the location was altered to no.150 c.1955. 1 April 1912 p.60

Postcard-size copy of photograph of range of buildings in Eastgate, High Street, Rochester, looking west and viewed diagonally from a point in High Street slightly to east of Eastgate House, showing on left R. and J. [?] Harris, bookseller's shop (no.137), through to no. 146 and beyond. Original c.1865 p.61 (U)Steel pen nib engraved J.J. HARRIS S [sic]CITY OF ROCHESTER PEN 1 5/8" (40mm) long c.1865 p.61 (L)Copy of photograph of range of buildings in Eastgate, High Street, Rochester, looking west and viewed diagonally from a point in High Street slightly to east of Eastgate House, showing on left R. and J. [?] Harris, bookseller's shop (no.137), through to no. 146 and beyond. From the same exposure as p.61 (U) above. Original exposed c.1865 p.62 (U)

Notes by W. Glanvill Mason of 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham on R.J. Harris of 137 High Street, Rochester, bookseller, pertaining to Harris' birth in Brompton Barracks, education at East India Company School, Brompton [in 1828 according to Couchman's own notes accompanying], apprenticeship to Homan family, connection with Charles Dickens, time as landlord of several named local public houses and move to London. c.September 1945 p.62 (L)

Postcard photograph comprising full-length portrait of Edwin Harris of 89 (later 151) High Street, Rochester, antiquarian and honorary guide of the Dickens’ Fellowship, showing subject standing in studio setting, looking at camera, resting left hand on table, holding walking stick in right hand and wearing trilby hat and spectacles. Photograph signed by Harris. On rear, compliments note from Harris to W.G. Mason [of 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham.] Studio: Jerome, 6 February 1936. p.63 (U)

Notes by Couchman pertaining to newspaper sources on Edwin Harris’ life and death, latter occurring in 1938. c.1980 2pp. p.63 (M)Postcard photograph of interior of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe, [sic] 151 High Street, Rochester, showing moustached, middle-aged man sitting in fireside inglenook and looking at camera, wooden panelling, portion of staircase and ornaments on shelves. Published by Edwin Harris and Sons of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe, [sic] 151 High Street, Rochester, steam printers and antique dealers, with trade and historical particulars pertaining to premises printed alongside photograph. The subject is identified as Edwin Harris in pencil notes on the rear. c.1920 p.63 (L)

Photograph of front elevation of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe, [sic] (Harris and Sons, printers) 151 (formerly 89) High Street, Rochester and parts of adjacent buildings, showing window display of artefacts with spinning wheel in doorway, a wooden carving or casting on the second storey representing a bunch of grapes (which formerly adorned The Old Vineyard public house, demolished), dormer windows and part of roofline. 7 ¾” x 5 ¾” (195mm x 143mm) c.1900 p.64

Copy of photograph of Lord Nelson public house, 83 (formerly 84) High Street, Rochester, showing three storeys of front elevation, weather boarding on second storey, dormer windows in third story and advertising placards and signs for Biggs Brothers’ ales and London porter and double brown stout and Barclay Perkins’ London porter, street scene showing bystanders looking at camera. Original exposed c.1877 x c.1890 p.65

Receipted bill from Austen and Son, 107 High Street, Rochester, builders, plumbers and decorators to a Mrs. Raynor, 33 Langdon Road, Rochester for fixing a picture rail, wallpapering, whitening ceiling and renewing blue sashline, settled 15 July 1930. p.66

Bill from John Randall and Sons, 84-86 Eastgate (High Street), Rochester, ironmongers, hardwaremen, glass and china merchants, to a Mr. Mantell of 16 The Terrace, Victoria Street, Rochester for articles including cups, jugs, plates, bowl, dishes, vases, basins, tumblers, moustache cup, chamber set and pan. Settled 24 August 1891. p.67

Letter from W.J. Mayhew, 170 High Street, Rochester, fishmonger and poulterer, licensed dealer in game, to unnamed agents of a Mr. S. Ridge, repudiating any liability for debt to the latter. 4 July 1893 p.68

Photograph of junction of Rochester High Street and Almon Place, looking along Almon Place from a point on the south side of High Street slightly to the east, showing corner of Queen Charlotte public house on right and range of buildings on opposite (west) side of Almon Place, street scene showing street furniture and pedestrian. After 1930. p.69 (U) 

Photograph of front elevation of Dunstable House, 186 High Street, Rochester and part of Rockcliffe, draper’s shop at no. 188 to left, viewed diagonally from point on north side of High Street slightly to west, street scene showing passing child, bicylcle (latter blurred by time of exposure) and tramlines. A Bryant and May advertising hoarding is visible on the side wall of no. 190. p.69 (L)

Tinted postcard photograph of street elevation of range of buildings in Rochester High Street entitled part of Eastgate, Rochester, demolished 1902; town pump erected 1763, taken down and re-erected 1822, showing from left to right J.H. Thomas’ City Auction Rooms (no.186), Franklin Homan, auctioneer and estate agent’s shop (no.184), private dwelling (no.182), G.E. Giles, confectioner’s shop (no.180), W. Wood’s premises (no.178) and J.T. Ogden, tailor and outfitter’s shop (no.176). Street scene showing horse trough and stone obelisk surmounted by lantern comprising city pump, shop assistants and items on display in and outside Ogden’s shop. Eastgate Series, published by W. Naylar, Rochester. Printed in Prussia *. Rear signed by W. Glanvill Mason [of 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham] c.1901 p.70 (U)[* cf. Germany and Poland]

Photograph of street elevation of range of buildings in Rochester High Street entitled part of Eastgate, Rochester, demolished 1902; town pump erected 1763, taken down and re-erected 1822, showing from left to right J.H. Thomas’ City Auction Rooms (no.186), Franklin Homan, auctioneer and estate agent’s shop (no.184), private dwelling (no.182), G.E. Giles, confectioner’s shop (no.180), W. Wood’s premises (no.178) and J.T. Ogden, tailor and outfitter’s shop (no.176). Street scene showing horse trough and stone obelisk surmounted by lantern comprising city pump, shop assistants and items on display in and outside Ogden’s shop. Master for p.70 (U)

 As above. From touched-up negative. With accompanying notes by Couchman concerning location of city pump and development work in Eastgate. c.1899 x c.1902 p.70 (L)

Two receipted bills from Franklin Homan Ltd., 173 Eastgate (High Street), Rochester, house furnishers, to a Mrs. Rayner of 22 Horsley Road, Rochester in respect of satin walnut bedroom suite, wicker chair and stair carpet, settled 1918 and 1921. p.71

Two receipted bills from J.H. Thomas, The City Auction Rooms, 186 (formerly 130) High Street, Rochester, auctioneer and valuer to a Mr. and Mrs. Rayner [of 22 Horsley Road, Rochester] in respect of overmantel, fender and firebrasses, 1919 and 1921. p.72

Copy of photograph of junction of Ironmonger Lane and High Street, Rochester, looking north north east along Ironmonger Lane from point in High Street at right angles to entrance to Ironmonger Lane, showing in middle ground and distance ranges of buildings on both sides of Ironmonger Lane with Willis Brothers, pawnbrokers' shop (no.177-179 High Street) at corner in left foreground and Red Lion public house (no.181 High Street) at corner in right foreground, street scene showing bystanders, brewer's delivery cart, beer barrels and pawnbrokers' stock inside and outside window, stock including medals and rugs. The original print bears a town clerk's label indicating proposed demolition under a 1903 Act of Parliament. 6 1/42 x 4 1/4" (160mm x 111mm) c.1903 x c.1906 p.73

Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Rochester comprising view of High Street looking west from point in carriageway diagonally opposite and slightly east of Post Office (right foreground), showing ranges of buildings and rooflines on north and south sides of High Street as far as junction with Crow Lane (Maidstone Road) and Blue Boar Lane, individual buildings including clockwise Austin and Son, painters (no.170) (south side), junction with Almon Place, Queen Charlotte public house (no.159), H. Smith, florist's shop (no.163) and Post Office (no.165). Street scene shows cyclists, pedestrians, horse-drawn conveyances, town pump, tramlines and tram power cables. Message on rear from Min [-] to Miss Win Mountstephen, 7 Alma Road, Pennycomequick, Plymouth, Devon, discussing weather and rowing on the River Medway. Published by Ive and Lowe, Chatham. Postmarked Rochester 26 June 1917. p.74

Bill from Clift and Co., 179 High Street, Rochester, pawnbrokers, jewellers, clothiers general salesmen and agents for Liverpool, London and Globe Insurance Co. for a pocket watch, 21 December 1939. p.75Bill headed with illustrations of bull and sheep from W. Boucher of Star Hill, 126 (later 194) Eastgate, High Street, Rochester, butcher to a Mr. Mantell [of Rochester] for steak and chops, etc., July 1891. pp.76-77

Bills from W. Boucher of Star Hill, 126 (later 194) Eastgate, High Street, Rochester, butcher to a Mr. Mantell [of Rochester], July and August 1891 p.78 (U and L)

Receipted bill from J.W. Reed of 126 (later 200) High Street, Rochester, watch and clock maker, jeweller, silversmith and optician to Mr. E. Mantell [of Rochester] for a French timepiece in marble and case and bronze etc., settled 24 August 1891. p.79

Copy of photograph of junction of Star Hill and High Street, Rochester, looking eastwards towards The Star Hotel from a point in the middle of the carriageway of High Street, showing range of buildings at left on north side of High Street, identified in Couchman's notes as (left to right) H.F. Tutt and Sons, pawnbrokers (no.177-179), Home and Colonial Stores Ltd. (no.175), Owen J. Carter and Co., wine merchants (no. 173) and Maypole Dairy Co. Ltd. (no.171), street scene showing tramlines, tram power cables and poles and bystander facing camera. The continuation of High Street on left of Hotel is partly visible. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" (160mm x 115mm). Couchman's notes indicate original was exposed 1927. p.80

Copy of photograph of The Star Hotel, 198 High Street, Rochester at the junction of High Street and Star Hill, viewed from carriageway of High Street from a point to the north west, looking south-east towards High Street and Star Hill elevations of hotel, showing roofline and ranges of buildings to left on south side of High Street (comprising E.W. Willis, watch-maker no.200; C. Macey, fruiterer no.202 and S.R. Tonkin, furniture dealer no.206) and to right on east side of Star Hill (showing new Star Hotel under construction behind scaffolding), street scene showing traffic policeman, pedestrians, woman with perambulator, tramlines, tram power poles and rear of horse-drawn conveyance in High Street heading towards Chatham. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" (160mm x 115mm). Couchman's notes indicate original was exposed August 1927. p.81

Copy of photograph of high street elevation of The Star Hotel, 198 High Street, Rochester at the junction of High Street and Star Hill, viewed at right angles from pavement on north side of High Street at start of Chatham Intra, also showing building adjacent to left (E.W. Willis, watch-maker, no.200) and range of buildings on west side of Star Hill, street scene showing window display in watchmaker's shop, posters advertising programme for The Picture House, Chatham and The Empire, Chatham, Gillingham to Frindsbury tram, tramlines, tram power cables and poles and pedestrians. 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" (160mm x 115mm). Couchman's notes indicate original was exposed August 1927. p.81

Typescript notes by Couchman pertaining to Majestic Cinema (later Gaumont Cinema, finally Odeon Cinema) between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester 1933-1987. Compiled c.1990. p.83

Photocopy of photograph of High Street elevation of Odeon Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, viewed diagonally from point on south side of High Street (Chatham Intra) and slightly to the east. Photographer: Kevin Wheelan. c.1930 x c.1987 p.84

Cuttings from Medway Extra comprising articles entitled helping to renew old friendships relating to reminiscences of Mrs. Gladys Rowse (formerly Farley) of Eastcourt Lane, Gillingham, former usherette at Majestic Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester in the 1930s, published 28 April 1989 and recalling the heyday of cinema, concerning wartime history of Majestic Cinema, with photograph of Doris Wilkins (later Mrs. Lambkin), usherette, erecting poster advertising re-opening of cinema after temporary two week closure (3-24 September) 1939, published 2 June 1989 p.85

Cuttings from Chatham News comprising articles pertaining to history and sale of Majestic, later Odeon Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester entitled hey-dey of a picture palace with group photograph of staff c.1941 (published 8 July 1981) and Rank puts Odeon up for sale (published 9 March 1984). p.86

Cuttings from Chatham News comprising articles pertaining to history and sale of Majestic, later Odeon Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester entitled Odeon could be demolished for prestige flats: homes for elderly replaces uneconomic plan for shops with photograph of main entrance published 22 August 1986 andplan for Odeon site still a secret: demolition seems likely also with photograph of main entrance, published 27 June 1986. p.87

Cutting from Chatham News comprising article entitled last days of the Odeon as demolition men move in: unmajestic end for the city's cinema history pertaining to Majestic, later Odeon Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, with photographs of auditorium under demolition, High Street elevation behind scaffolding, group photograph of the Rolling Stones rock group March 1965 and poster advertising showing of Our Little Girl starring Shirley Temple, 1936, published 31 July 1987. p.88

Cutting from Chatham News comprising article entitled heartbreak at end of a love affair: Odeon family watches in sadness as cinema is reduced to rubble pertaining to connection of Ottaway family of Association Walk, Rochester over three generations, with photograph of Ray and Iris Ottaway seen against background Odeon Cinema of between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, under demolition, published 14 August 1987. p.89

Three cuttings from Chatham News comprising article entitled those Majestic dancing days with photographs of Odeon Cinema between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, under demolition and Ray Wade, bandleader with his band c.1950 x c.1955 (published 18 September 1987) and letters entitled awful end for cinema from John Larcombe, King Street, Yeovil, Somerset (published 21 August 1987) and cinema's first great night from Greg Thompson, Edgeworth Drive, Carterton, Oxfordshire (published 28 August 1987). p.90

Cutting from Medway Extra comprising group photograph of employees of Odeon Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, at staff party in 1955 or 1956, subjects including George Tim Frewin, manager, Jimmy McClure, assistant manager, Kath Hall, Dolly and Cecil Pawson, Edna Burt, Doreen and David Smith, Sheila Thompson, Mavis Featherstone and Wally Clarke, with short accompanying article. Published 16 October 1987 p.91

Cutting from Medway Extra comprising group photograph of employees of Majestic Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester, assembled in restaurant and dance floor area on first floor, subjects including George Blackmore, fifth from left, second row, 1937. Published 7 April 1989. p.92

Cutting from Chatham News comprising article entitled organist recalls days at cinema (Majestic Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester) based on interview with George Blackmore, former organist at cinema, with photograph of subject in Royal Air Force (RAF) service dress uniform sitting at organ console in 1942. Published 2 June 1989. p.93

Newscuttings from Medway Extra and Chatham News comprising articles, letters and photographs pertaining to Majestic, later Odeon, Cinema, between 212 and 228 High Street, Rochester. 1984, 1987 p.94/1-2Cutting from Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News comprising photograph of High Street elevations of Red Lion public house (no.189) (left) and W. Naylar and Son, undertakers and funeral directors' shop (no.191) (right), High Street, Rochester (Chatham Intra), viewed diagonally from point in carriageway slightly to east, showing junction with Corporation Street, street scene showing funeral procession facing camera, 1910. Published 18 August 1978. p.95

Receipted bill from F.M. Ward of Rochester Paper Hangings Warehouse, 173 High Street, Rochester, plumber, painter, glazier, paper hanger and house decorator, to a Mr. Mantell of 9 Clarendon Terrace [Rochester?], for supply and installation of glass, settled 24 August 1891. p.96

Copy of photograph of mounted lancers of the 1st. (King's) Dragoons Guards heavy cavalry in campaign dress of serge coats, spiked helmets minus plumes or pillbox forage caps, valise equipment and gauntlets, en route from Colchester, Essex to Canterbury to participate in the Eastern Manouevres, heading east along Rochester High Street, looking west against direction of march, viewed from point slightly east and against background of half-timbered building at no.191, also showing range of buildings on north side of High Street to west. Accompanying notes on events and extract from letter from National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea. Copy by Mike G. Bondi, 92 Allington Drive, Strood. 5 1/4" x 5 1/4" (135mm x 135mm) Original exposed 9 September 1896. p.97

Photocopy or microfilm printout of newspaper article entitled south eastern manouevres: troops passing through Chatham from Chatham Observer 12 September 1896, reporting troop movements in connection with army manouevres near Canterbury and Walmer, mentioning 1st. Dragoon Guards. p.98 (U)

Copy of photograph of mounted lancers of the 1st. (King's) Dragoons Guards heavy cavalry in campaign dress of serge coats, spiked helmets minus plumes or pillbox forage caps, valise equipment and gauntlets, en route from Colchester, Essex to Canterbury to participate in the Eastern Manouevres, heading east along Rochester High Street, looking east in direction of march, viewed from point slightly to west and against background of County Court Office, also showing building to left, street scene showing pedestrian, advertising placards and rain-soaked tarmacadam carriageway. 6" x 5" (150mm x 125mm). Original exposed 9 September 1896. p.98 (L)

Photograph of range of buildings in High Street, Rochester, comprising entrance to Whites Passage, Joseph Martin, second-hand clothes dealer's (no.191), Robert Smith, leather seller's (no.193), shop or private dwelling (no.195) (these three premises weatherboarded) and Hillier's Creamery (no.197), looking from a point diagonally opposite and slightly to the west, exposed in the aftermath of an all-destructive fire affecting nos.191-193, showing exposed shell of buildings, collapsed wooden timbers and damaged windows, street scene showing fire brigade hose tender and elevating ladder and debris in carriageway with civilian bystanders and fire brigade officers and crew looking at camera from pavement on north side of High Street. A dog stands in the midst of the firemen. 6" x 4 1/4" (150mm x 106mm). 9 March 1907. p.99/1

Letter from W. Glanvill Mason, Bernvale, 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham to editor, Chatham News, High Street, Chatham, offering loan of photograph at p.99/1 as follow-up to an article and photograph published previously about fire at same spot. 25 September 1956 p.99/2

Letter from W. Hawkins, photograph department, Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News, 30 High Street, Chatham to W. Glanvill Mason [Bernvale, 27 Maidstone Road, Chatham] thanking him for the photograph in p.99/1 above but declining to use it. [1958] p.99/3

Receipted bill from A.F. Smith, 215 High Street, Rochester, builders' merchants and electrical goods factors, to a Mr. Rayner, 33 Langdon Road, Rochester, for blue hearth tiles, cement and labour. Settled 21 December 1926 p.100Receipt from Clarke and Simmons, 212 High Street, Rochester, wireless and cycle [cf. bicycle] agents, to a Mr. Raynor [of 33 Langdon Road, Rochester] for a deposit on a Kobra [bicycle?], 21 August 1931. p.101

Receipted bill from J.H. Durrant and Son, 282 High Street, Rochester, builders, shopfitters and sanitary engineers to a Mr. Raynor, 16 Temple Gardens, Strood for supply and installation of chimney pot, settled 16 March 1926. p.102

Receipted bill from J.H. Durrant and Son, 282 High Street, Rochester, builders, shopfitters and sanitary engineer [sic] to a Mr. Raynor, 16 Temple Gardens, Strood, for clearing and repairing gutters, settled 19 June 1922 p.103

Receipted bill from E. Wetherill, 308 High Street (St. Margaret's Banks), Rochester, dentist, to a Mr. Raynor, settled 30 October 1920 p.104 (U)

Receipted bill from E. Wetherill, 308 High Street (St. Margaret's Banks), Rochester, dentist, to a Mr. Rayner [sic], settled 8 March 1919 p.104 (L)

Copy of photograph of range of buildings on south side of Rochester High Street between eastern foot of St. Margaret's Banks (right foreground) and entrance to St. Bartholomew's Terrace, with in between from left, E.M. Dowler, blind maker's premises and entrance to J. Terry's marine stores, street scene showing advertising hoardings, gas street lamp and railings alongside St. Margaret's Banks and carriageway (with scattering of horse droppings). From an original at the Guildhall Museum, High Street, Rochester, exposed in 1894. p.105.

File updated by borough archivist 10 December 2004.


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