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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].

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Chatham volume 2:
Chatham High Street from Boundary Lane to Railway Street.

[Caution should be exercised in relation to house numbering quoted in descriptions, as in many cases this was altered, usually in phases (Rochester (including Strood Intra) in 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.

For further detailed information on all premises in Chatham High Street, please see A business history of Chatham High Street mainly from the year 1839 to the year 1961 by Frederick W.T. Sanders, c.1961, Local Studies Collection ref.CHA381]

Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham.
Photograph of half-length portrait of Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595), Comptroller and Treasurer of the Royal Navy and founder of the Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham (1592) and co-founder of the Chatham Chest (1588-1580). Artist unknown. Reproduced from the original which was transferred from Hawkins’ Hospital in 1946, now hanging at the National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London (ref. 46-121, negative no. 3197). [A copy of the original painting, by Miss Marion Webster, formerly of the Guildhall Museum, High Street, Rochester hangs in the Hospital Governors’ Room in place of the original.] Couchman’s accompanying notes are biographical. Original painted 1581/1582. 7” x 5” (175mm x 125mm) Exposed or reproduced June 1984. Permission for inclusion in imagebase withheld by National Maritime Museum. DE402/15/p.1

Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham.
Colour photograph of courtyard, south elevation of Governors’ Room and west elevation of eastern range of Hawkins’ Hospital, looking north from point in High Street immediately opposite, showing iron railing, water pump and lamp. Photographer: E.H. Couchman. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to founding of hospital. Exposed 14 April 1984. DE402/15/p.2

Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News reporting completion of repairs to Hospital (20 January 1984) (upper left) and visit of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother on occasion of official re-opening of Hospital on 16 April 1984, with photographs of the Queen Mother and woman police constable (WPC) Lesley Woodbridge (upper right) and group of dignitaries and visitors including Dr. David Say, bishop of Rochester, Very Reverend John Arnold, dean of Rochester and Robin Leigh-Pemberton, lord lieutenant of Kent (lower). 19 April 1984. DE402/15/p.3

Hospital of Sir John Hawkins Knight in Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News reporting visit of HM Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother to Chatham and Upnor on 16 April 1984 (upper) with colour photograph of Queen Mother and Robin Leigh-Pemberton, lord lieutenant of Kent meeting crowd of onlookers in Chatham or Upnor (lower). 19 April 1984. DE402/15/p.4

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester.
Photograph of apse looking from south, showing parts of gables of east end of nave. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to architectural and historical details of apse. 3” x 2 1/8” (75mmx 55mm) c.1940 DE402/15/p.5 (U)

[Please see also items pertaining to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester in volume DE402/10 (Rochester volume 10]

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester.
Postcard photograph entitled St. Bartholomew’s Church and High Street, Chatham comprising view of chapel and range of buildings to east looking south-east from point in High Street inside boundary with Rochester and diagonally opposite and to west of junction with Gundulph Road, showing in foreground bystanders, carriageway, policeman and cyclist, in middle-ground pedestrians, small conveyance and lamp standard and in distance range of buildings including, right to left, H.C. Lawrence and Son, florists’ shop (no.2) and T. Walder, boot manufacturer’s shop (no.4). On rear, message from Walter [Saunders?] of 61 High Street, Chatham to unstated addressee, wishing him or her a happy birthday. Published by W. Naylar, Eastgate Series, Rochester. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to completion building of chapel between 1115 and 1124 and restoration by Sir Gilbert Scott and successors in late 19th. Century. Dated 28 March 1911. DE402/15/p.5 (L)

[Please see also items pertaining to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester in volume DE402/10 (Rochester volume 10]

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester.
Half-length photograph of Rev. John Bailey, chaplain of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Rochester/Chatham 1878-1933, subject looking at camera, resting left elbow on book and resting head on hand. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to memorial window commemorating Bailey, 1937. 2 7/8” x 2” (73mm x 53mm) DE402/15/p.6 (U)

[Please see also items pertaining to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester in volume DE402/10, including reproduction of same portrait at DE402/10/p.26 (Rochester volume 10]

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester.
Postcard photograph entitled Chapel of St. Bartholomew, Rochester and High Street, Chatham comprising view of chapel and range of buildings to east looking south-east from point in High Street inside boundary with Rochester and diagonally opposite and to west of junction with Gundulph Road, showing in foreground bystanders, carriageway, policeman and cyclist, in middle-ground pedestrians, small conveyance and lamp standard and in distance range of buildings including, right to left, H.C. Lawrence and Son, florists’ shop (no.2) and T. Walder, boot manufacturer’s shop (no.4). Published by W. Naylar, 212 High Street, Rochester and printed in Germany. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to road works extending Gundulph Road in High Street, Rochester 1880. From same negative as DE402/15/p.5 (L) above. c.1911 DE402/15/p.6 (L)

St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Chapel, Chatham/Rochester.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of chapel and range of buildings to east looking south-east from point in High Street inside boundary with Rochester and diagonally opposite, showing in foreground cobbled entrance to Boundary Wharf, bystanders, lamp standard, hand cart and carriageway, in fore and middle-grounds chapel and bushes and in distance range of buildings including, right to left, H.C. Lawrence and Son, florists’ shop (no.2) and T. Walder, boot manufacturer’s shop (no.4). On rear, message from Alice [-] to Miss Nellie Dapson, 54 High (Hight) Street, Margate, discussing travelling arrangements. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Ramsgate 8 April 1905. DE402/15/p.7

High Street, Chatham.
Bill from Parrett and Neves Ltd., 30 High Street, Chatham, proprietors of Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News to Mr. T. Clibbon in respect of obituary for a Mr. Gower [?] 21 May 1910. DE402/15/p.8 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Stamped envelope addressed to Mr.T. Clibbon, 26 Weston Road, Strood, associated with item DE402/15/p.8 (U) above. Postmarked Chatham 23 August 1910 and backstamped Rochester, same date. DE402/15/p.8 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street at junction with Hammond Hill, looking west from point slightly east of junction with Hammond Hill, showing on north side of road range of buildings including left to right, Owen J. Carter and Co.’s wine, spirit and cigar stores (no.39-41), Jude, Hanbury and Co., brewers’ office and stores (no.43) and H.A. Hobday, tool merchant’s store (no.45) and on south side, right to left, A. Lacy, bookseller’s shop (no.36) and Cooper and Son house furnisher’s store (no.38). Street scene shows dismounted cyclist, pedestrians, lamp standards and horse-drawn delivery vehicles. c.1903 DE402/15/p.9 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street at junction with Hammond Hill, looking west from point slightly east of junction with Hammond Hill, showing on north side of road range of buildings including left to right, Owen J. Carter and Co.’s wine, spirit and cigar stores (no.39-41), Jude, Hanbury and Co., brewers’ office and stores (no.43) and H.A. Hobday, tool merchant’s store (no.45) and on south side, right to left, A. Lacy, bookseller’s shop (no.36) and Cooper and Son house furnisher’s store (no.38). Street scene shows dismounted cyclist, pedestrians, lamp standards and horse-drawn delivery vehicles. Published by B. and D., London EC, Kromo Series. Printed in Saxony, Germany. Taken from same negative as DE402/15/p.9 (U) above. c.1903 DE402/15/p.9 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bills from Coopers Successors (proprietors The London and Provincial Furnishing Co. Ltd., directors J. Freedman, J. Cahn and S. Beirnstein), 38 High Street, Chatham, house furnishers, to a Mr. Rayner, for set of chairs and other furnishings, 17 January 1920 and 8 November 1920. DE402/15/p.10

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Coopers Successors (proprietors The London and Provincial Furnishing Co. Ltd., directors J. Freedman, J. Cahn and S. Beirnstein), 38 High Street, Chatham, house furnishers, to a Mr. Rayner, for mahogany board 17 January 1920. DE402/15/p.11

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Owen J. Carter and Co., 39/41 High Street, Chatham, wine, spirit, ale and stout merchants, to Mr. R.J. Gower of Darnley Arms, Cobham, for 12 gallons of cider, 17 August 1909. DE402/15/p.12

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Owen J. Carter and Co., 39/41 High Street, Chatham, wine, spirit, ale and stout merchants, to Mr. R.J. Gowar [sic] of Darnley Arms, Cobham, for 4 ¾ gallons of cider, 22 October 1909. DE402/15/p.13

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Owen J. Carter and Co. (H.J. Browne), 39/41 High Street, Chatham, wine and spirit merchants, to Mr. R.J. Gowar for cider and returns, settled 26 November 1909. DE402/15/p.14

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of comprising view of section of High Street between Manor Road and Gundulph Road, looking west from point east of junction with Hammond Hill, showing on north side of road range of buildings including left to right, H.A. Hobday, tool merchant’s store (no.45) and Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (no.45) and on south side ranges of buildings either side of entrance to Hammond Hill. Street scene shows pedestrians, tradesman with hand cart, horse-drawn conveyances, carriageway and lamp standard. On rear, message from unstated sender to a Mrs. Peters, 109 Trafalgar Road, Portslade, Brighton, Sussex, asking her to add the postcard to the collection. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Chatham 18 October 1905. DE402/15/p.15 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled West End, Chatham High Street comprising view of section of High Street between St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Chatham/Rochester and Gundulph Road, looking east from point on north side of road, showing mainly range of buildings on south side, right to left, Robert Nelson and Co.’s domestic machinery depot with shop signs advertising Singer sewing machines (no.16), Henry West, milliner and draper’s shop (no.18), Richard F. Pettman, outfitter’s shop (no.20), Norman and Stigant, solicitors’ office (no.22), Thomas E. Howe, photographer’s studio (no.24), Jasper and Sons, bakers and confectioners’ shop (no.26), John Highley, watchmaker’s shop (no.28), Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News offices (Parrett and Neves, proprietors) (no.30), entrance to Gundulph Road and Godfrey and Co. Ltd.’s pianoforte and music warehouse (no.32). Street scene shows pedestrians, carriageway, horse-drawn conveyance, lamp standard and banner advertising sale at West’s shop. Published by G. and P. Ltd., Wellington Series. c.February 1906. DE402/15/p.15 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Horace H. Joyce, 46 High Street, Chatham, picture frame maker and stockist of artists’ materials, to a Mr. Rayner, for framing a large print 6 December 1918. DE402/15/p.16

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from Horace H. Joyce, 46 High Street, Chatham, picture frame maker and stockist of artists’ materials, to a Mr. Rayner, for framing a print 11 January 1919. DE402/15/p.17

High Street, Chatham.
Copy of photograph of street elevation of the Gaiety Theatre of Varieties, 49 High Street, Chatham, looking from point diagonally and slightly to west, showing placards advertising performances by Florrie Forde, burlesque actress and George Hackenschmidt, world champion wrestler and others and above entablature theatre name sign and remnant of name sign of former use as Imperial Hotel, previously Old Chest Arms public house. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to conversion of premises from hotel to theatre in 1889, subsequent history, appearance of Charles [cf. Charlie] Chaplin in 1897 and demolition in 1911. Original exposed June 1906. DE402/15/p.18

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Entertaining wounded sailors and soldiers, Chatham Empire, 6.7.16 comprising view of section of High Street looking east from first floor window in building diagonally opposite and slightly to west of Chatham Empire of Varieties on occasion of visit to theatre of sailors and soldiers wounded in the First World War, showing on south side of street crowd of onlookers, in carriageway horse-drawn ambulances, dismounted military and civilian cyclists, horse-drawn and motor vehicles and on north side of street range of buildings extending east from Chatham Empire towards junction with Medway Street. Couchman’s accompanying notes state the performance was the musical Blue room girl starring Jamieson Dodds and Nancy Benyon. 8 July 1916. DE402/15/p.19

High Street, Chatham.
Photographic copy of postcard entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street looking west from point diagonally opposite and slightly to east of Empire, showing ranges of buildings on both sides of street including on north side, Picture House or Empire Cinema and Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (formerly Gaiety Theatre of Varieties). Street scene shows pedestrians, overhead street lighting and parked commercial motor vehicles. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to history and use of cinema 1917-1961 and theatre 1911-1960, mentioning showing of first talkie film, Al Jolson in the Singing Fool15 July 1929. 8 ¼” x 5 ½” (210mm x 140mm) Original exposed c.1925 DE402/15/p.20

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham, showing the Empire comprising view of section of High Street between Manor Road and Gundulph Road, looking west from point in carriageway diagonally opposite and slightly to east of no.68 High Street, showing on north side range of buildings including, left to right, Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49), Royal Exchange public house (no.47) and Ernest W. Nunn, hosier’s shop (no.61) and on south side, left to right, H. Cook and Co., chemist’s shop (no.68) and range of shops and offices. Street scene shows pedestrians, lamp standard, carriageway, hand cart and horse drawn vehicles. Published by Lloyd-Langston, Chatham. c.1900 DE402/15/p.21 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham, showing the Empire comprising view of section of High Street between Manor Road and Gundulph Road, looking west from point in carriageway diagonally opposite and slightly to east of no.68 High Street, showing on north side range of buildings including, left to right, Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49), Royal Exchange public house (no.47) and Ernest W. Nunn, hosier’s shop (no.61) and on south side, left to right, H. Cook and Co., chemist’s shop (no.68) and range of shops and offices. Street scene shows pedestrians, lamp standard, carriageway, hand cart and horse drawn vehicles. On rear message from Archibald [?] (Archy) [-] at Chatham to Mr. B.H. Trelfer, 9 East Street, Horsham, Sussex, mentioning business at Uckfield, Sussex. Published by H. Brothers. From same negative as DE402/15/p.21 above. Postmarked 21 August 1917. DE402/15/p.21 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising advertisement for performance of Are You a Mason? starring Bromley Challoner and Enid Cooper at Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49 High Street), and cinematographic exhibitions of So This is Marriage, The Western Wallop, Walking up the Town and The House of Youth at The Picture House adjacent (31 July 1925) and article reporting on Bromley Challoner’s speech at end of performance of above stage performance (7 August 1925). DE402/15/p.22

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement for performance of Melody Mummers starring Aimee Bebb, Jerry Verno and Joan Morgan at Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49 High Street), and cinematographic exhibitions of The Navigator starring Buster Keaton and The Presumption of Stanley Hay, MP at The Picture House adjacent 7 August 1925. DE402/15/p.23

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement for performance of New Moon starring Adolphe Menjou and Ruth Roland at Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49 High Street), and cinematographic exhibitions of To Oblige a Lady starring Maisie Gay and The Phantom of the Desert starring Jack Perrin and Sir Harry Lauder at The Picture House adjacent. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to closure of theatre in 1929 and re-opening also that year as cinema, operating as such until 1939. 21 August 1931 DE402/15/p.24

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement for cinematographic exhibitions of To-morrow and to-morrow starring Ruth Chatterton and Paul Lukas and Wayward starring Nancy Carroll, Pauline Frederick and Richard Arlen at Chatham Empire (no.49 High Street) and The Crooked Lady starring George Graves and Isobel Elsom and Are You Listening? starring William Haines and Madge Evans at The Picture House, adjacent. 26 August 1932 DE402/15/p.25

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement for cinematographic exhibitions of Bataan* starring Robert Taylor, The Lavender Hill Mob starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway and live performances by Max Miller and others at Chatham Empire (no.49 High Street), 7 November 1958. DE402/15/p.26

[* cf. Philippines]

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising articles reporting capture and retirement of Beaver, resident cat at Chatham Empire (no.49 High Street) in 1960, with photographs of cat and performers Freddie Wingent and Ken Stirling. 17 January 1986 and 7 February 1986. DE402/15/p.27

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at northern end of Hills Terrace, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, showing six bearers supporting placard reading Who are the secret 6? The answer is at the Picture House now, bearers wearing cloth caps and broad-brimmed hats alternately and face masks and looking at camera, also showing south elevation of Chatham Railway Station building, telegraph pole and iron railings in background and bystanders and barrow. Barrow signage pertains to P. Blanchett and Son [of 41 Dale Street and 321 High Street, Chatham], baker and pastry cook. February 1932 DE402/15/p.28 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at northern end of Hills Terrace, Ordnance Place, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, showing two bearers carrying placard advertising cinema film Common Law starring Constance Bennett and one bearer carrying and standing inside three sided placard in form of book advertising same, former supporting placard by horizontal pole on left shoulders, latter supporting placard by shoulder straps, bearers wearing cloth or broad-brimmed hats and all looking at camera. Also showing western elevation of St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, Hills Terrace, iron railing and tree in background. February 1932. DE402/15/p.28 (L)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Ordnance Place, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, showing four bearers carrying placards advertising cinema film Politics starring Marie Dressler and Polly Moran, two bearers carrying upright film title placard and wearing cloth caps and two bearers wearing women’s clothes and carrying star name placards, all looking at camera. Also showing street frontage of terraced houses in background. February 1932 DE402/15/p.29 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Ordnance Place, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of two men dressed in Chinese costume, one pulling hand cart, other sitting in hand cart, hand cart bearing placards advertising cinema film Chin Chin Chinaman * [cf. Boat From Shanghai], both me looking at camera and surrounded by young children in cloth caps and berets and showing in right middle-ground part of private house, in middle distance Chatham Railway Station and in distance Maidstone Road railway viaduct and houses at lower end of Maidstone Road including nos. 25-27, latter the home of W. Glanvill Mason. February 1932 DE402/15/p.29 (L)

[* cf. China]

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of bearer carrying placard in form of roulette table advertising cinema film The Big Gamble starring Warner Oland and Bill Boyd, bearer’s knees visible beneath placard. March 1932 DE402/15/p.30 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of horse and rider, latter carrying placard advertising cinema film Son of India starring Ramon Novarro and dressed in imitation of the star, facing camera, camera looking from vicinity of Ordnance Terrace or Albany Terrace, Ordnance Place [?] towards chalk hill (North Downs) and The Great Lines of Defence, showing in middle-ground iron railing and Chatham Railway Station and steam rising from steam locomotive (out of sight), in right middle distance Gibraltar Hotel and Gibraltar Place and in right distance Royal Navy Chatham Division First World War memorial. March 1932 DE402/15/p.30 (L)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Fort Pitt Hill, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of six boys mainly wearing cloth caps, one blacked-up, carrying placards advertising cinema film Penrod and Sam starring Leon Janney and Junior Coghlan, accompanied by man dressed in female attire holding books, all looking at camera. Also showing in middle-ground children spectators and iron railing, in middle distance Lord Kitchener Memorial Homes and in distance Territorial Army Drill Hall at corner of Fort Pitt Hill and Boundary Road. April 1932 DE402/15/p.31 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Railway Street and Hills Terrace, Chatham comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of four bearers carrying litter on which is sitting a man dressed as a boxer and a kneeling boy and from which are hung at the side placards advertising cinema film The Champ starring Wallace Beery and Jackie Cooper, watched by children and delivery man with bicycle and sidecar. Also showing in middle ground iron railing, telegraph pole and southern elevation of Chatham Railway Station and in left middle-distance Military Road railway viaduct and station building. April 1932 DE402/15/p.31 (L)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene outside entrance to St. Michael’s Presbytery at north end of Hills Terrace, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of two bearers carrying placard suspended from horizontal pole advertising cinema film Local Boy Makes Good starring Joe E. Brown, each bearer facing to right of camera and wearing cloth caps. Also showing in right distance nos.25-27 Maidstone Road, Chatham, latter the home of W. Glanvill Mason. Photographer or developer: Medway Studios Ltd., High Street, Chatham. May 1932 DE402/15/p.32 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in vicinity of Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of two bearers carrying placard suspended from horizontal pole advertising cinema film The Night Angel starring Nancy Carroll and Fredric March, each bearer facing to right of camera and wearing cloth cap and broad-brimmed hat respectively. Also showing iron railing and trees in background. May 1932 DE402/15/p.32 (L)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in vicinity of Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of five bearers lifting and standing inside four sided box formed by placards advertising cinema film The New Adventures of Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford starring William Haines, each bearing doffing a broad-brimmed hat and looking at camera. Also showing wall and iron railing in background. May 1932 DE402/15/p.33 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Railway Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of two bearers, one carrying sandwich boards and wearing cloth cap and second carrying a placard on his back, wearing top hat and tails and standing with bicycle with placard attached to steering column, and up-side-down dummy with placard attached to front, advertising cinema film Sidewalks of New York* starring Buster Keaton. Also showing Railway Street railway viaduct, station buildings, horse-drawn vehicle, motor car, bystanders and street vendor’s hand cart. June 1932 DE402/15/p.33 (L)

[* cf. New York State, United States of America]

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Railway Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of three male bearers, one carrying blowtorch and length of copper pipe and another dressed as serving maid, supporting a placard in form of top hat advertising cinema film The Passionate Plumber starring Buster Keaton, Schnozzle Durante and Polly Moran. Also showing in background part of southern (Ordnance Terrace) elevation of Chatham Railway Station and canopies of platforms below. June 1932 DE402/15/p.34 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in vicinity of Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of two bearers wearing North Africa Campaign Dress uniforms of French Foreign Legion *, supporting placard in form of tombola drum advertising cinema film Beau Chumps starring Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy. Terraced houses in background. June 1932 DE402/15/p.34 (L)

[* cf. France]

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Hills Terrace, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of two bearers, facing camera, wearing two-piece, three-legged over-suit and broad-brimmed hats and sandwich board advertising cinema film Arsene Lupin starring John and Lionel Barrymore. Showing iron railing in background and overlooking Chatham Railway Station, looking north-west. June 1932 DE402/15/p.35 (left)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Hills Terrace, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of two bearers, backs to camera, wearing two-piece, three-legged over-suit and broad-brimmed hats and sandwich board advertising cinema film Arsene Lupin starring John and Lionel Barrymore together for the first time! Showing iron railing in background and overlooking Chatham Railway Station, looking north-west. See DE402/15/p.35 (left) above for front view. June 1932 DE402/15/p.35 (right)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Railway Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of placard in form of model house, carried by at least two bearers, out of sight, advertising cinema film Rookery Nook starring Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn. Also showing boy bystanders, iron railing and part of southern elevation of Chatham Railway Station in background. July 1932. DE402/15/p.36 (left)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene in Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of group of three bearers carrying placards in form of bottles advertising cinema films, right to left, Helpmates starring Stanley Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Happy Landing starring Charlotte Greenwood and Professional Guest starring Gordon Harker, each punning on association with brand of drink. Background blanked out. July 1932. DE402/15/p.36 (right)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Railway Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of placard in form wireless radio, carried by at least two bearers, out of sight, advertising cinema film Are You Listening starring William Haines and Madge Evans, showing iron railing, Chatham Railway Station and houses at bottom of Maidstone Road, Chatham in background. August 1932 DE402/15/p.37 (U)

The Picture House, High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph of scene at junction of Ordnance Terrace and Railway Street, Ordnance Place, Chatham, comprising view of improvised outdoors cinema film advertising gimmick employed by proprietors of The Picture House, consisting of piebald horse and rider dressed in imitation of Mexican * cowboy, carrying saddle cloth advertising cinema film Cisco Kid ** starring Warner Baxter and Edmund Lowe, rider looking at camera and showing in background bystanders and hoardings advertising same film and productions at Chatham Empire Theatre. August 1932 DE402/15/p.37 (L)

[* cf. Mexico; ** cf. San Francisco, California, United States of America (USA)]

Empire Theatre, High Street, Chatham.
Printed programme for musical Piccadilly Hayride. December 1951 DE402/15/p.38

High Street, Chatham.
Photocopy of article in Chatham Observer reporting collision between traps belonging to a Mr. Batchelor and a Mr. Jasper. Published 29 May 1897 DE402/15/p.39 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Boundary Lane and Medway Street, looking west and from point on south side of street, showing ranges of buildings on north and south sides, former including, left to right, The Gaiety Theatre of Varieties (later Empire Theatre of Varieties and Chatham Picture House) (no.49), White Auction Rooms (no.51), Budden and Biggs, brewers ’offices (no.53), Royal Exchange public house (no.55), Frederick Leney and Sons, brewers and wine merchants’ branch office and stores (no.57), house of a Mrs. Rookley, Chatham Furnishing Co. (no.61), Alton [cf. Von Alten] ale house (no.63), Miss M. Brimsted, florist’s shop (no.65), J.N. Willis, photographer’s studio (no.67) and Premium Trading Stamp Co. (no.69) and latter including Pocock Brothers, bootmakers’ shop (no.48). Street scene shows pedestrians, bystanders, horse-drawn vehicles, lamp standards and carriageway. On rear, message from Arthur [-] to Miss F. Thompson, co. Mr. Burchett, County Cycle Depot, Narborough, Leicestershire. Published by Empire Series, London. Postmarked Rugby, Warwickshire 27 September1905. Exposed c.1904. DE402/15/p.39 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Letter heading of E. Moffat FRMS of 75 High Street, Chatham, bacteriologist. c.1940 DE402/15/p.40

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49) and junction with Medway Street, looking west from point on north side of road, showing ranges of buildings on north and opposite sides of road, including (north side) Chatham Empire (no.49) and Sun Hotel (no.85) and (south side), right to left, Jays Furnishing Stores (no.78-80), David Greig, provision merchant’s shop (no.82), Carlton Café (Southern) Ltd. (no.84), Macdonald’s Dental Co. (London) Ltd., dentist’s surgery (no.86), Chatham Conservatoire of Music (also no.86) and Murdoch, Murdoch and Co., piano and music merchants’ shop (also no.86). Street scene shows carriageway, traffic policeman, motor cars, horse-drawn vehicle, hand cart, pedestrians, shop assistant outside Greig’s and Automobile Association (AA) sign hanging from Sun Hotel. Couchman’s accompanying notes observe that a flagpole visible in DE402/15/p.41 (U) below is partly omitted in this edition. Valentine’s Colurtype series. c.1926 DE402/15/p.41 (U)

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High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Chatham Empire Theatre of Varieties (no.49) and junction with Medway Street, looking west from point on north side of road, showing ranges of buildings on north and opposite sides of road, including (north side) Chatham Empire (no.49) and Sun Hotel (no.85) and (south side), right to left, Jays Furnishing Stores (no.78-80), David Greig, provision merchant’s shop (no.82), Carlton Café (Southern) Ltd. (no.84), Macdonald’s Dental Co. (London) Ltd., dentist’s surgery (no.86), Chatham Conservatoire of Music (also no.86) and Murdoch, Murdoch and Co., piano and music merchants’ shop (also no.86). Street scene shows carriageway, traffic policeman, motor cars, horse-drawn vehicle, hand cart, pedestrians, shop assistant outside Greig’s and Automobile Association (AA) sign hanging from Sun Hotel. Flagpole partly omitted in DE402/15/p.41 (U) above fully visible in this edition. Valentine’s Colourtype series. c.1926 DE402/15/p.41 (L)

[Reproduced by kind permission of Hallmark International]

High Street, Chatham.
Two cuttings from Chatham News comprising advertisements placed by David Greig Ltd., 82 High Street, Chatham, provision merchant and tea specialist, for tea, Danish * butter, New Zealand butter, meats, poultry and rabbits. 26 August 1932 DE402/15/p.42

[* cf. Denmark]

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled West End, Chatham High Street comprising view of section of High Street between St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Chatham/Rochester and Gundulph Road, looking east from point on north side of road, showing mainly range of buildings on south side, right to left, Robert Nelson and Co.’s domestic machinery depot with shop signs advertising Singer sewing machines (no.16), Henry West, milliner and draper’s shop (no.18), Richard F. Pettman, outfitter’s shop (no.20), Norman and Stigant, solicitors’ office (no.22), Thomas E. Howe, photographer’s studio (no.24), Jasper and Sons, bakers and confectioners’ shop (no.26), John Highley, watchmaker’s shop (no.28), Chatham, Rochester and Gillingham News offices (Parrett and Neves, proprietors) (no.30), entrance to Gundulph Road and Godfrey and Co. Ltd.’s pianoforte and music warehouse (no.32). Street scene shows pedestrians, carriageway, horse-drawn conveyance, lamp standard and banner advertising sale at West’s shop. On rear, message from Emm [-] to Mrs. Mason, 37 Byron Road, Gillingham, discussing visiting arrangements. Published by G. and P. Ltd., Wellington Series. See also DE402/15/p.15 (L) for postcard taken from same exposure. Postmarked Rochester 2 February 1906. DE402/15/p.43 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between junction with Medway Street and Holborn Lane, Chatham, looking east from point on north side of road slightly to west of junction with Medway Street, showing on north side of road, left to right, canopy of Sun Hotel (no.85), entrance to Medway Street, Midland bank (no.87), Old King’s Head Hotel (no.93), W.H. Smith and Son, booksellers’ shop (nos.95-97), Halford Cycle Co. Ltd. (no.101), Rego Clothiers Ltd., tailors’ shop (no.105), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109) and Bull Inn (no.115) and on south side, right to left, Murdoch, Murdoch and Co., piano and music merchants’ shop (nos.86-88), Home Supply Footwear Co., bootmakers’ shop (no.90), Domestic Bazaar Co. Ltd. (no.92) and Edward Bates Ltd., draper’s shop (nos.94-96). Street scene shows carriageway, hand cart, motor car, lorry, cyclist, pedestrians, overhead street light, tradesman on step ladders and placards outside New Palace of Varieties. c.1925 x c.1929 DE402/15/p.43 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting from Chatham News comprising advertisement placed by Edward Bates Ltd., 94-96 High Street, Chatham, draper, for holiday costume clearance, illustrated with drawing of woman wearing bonnet and two-piece suit of double-breasted jacket and skirt. 7 August 1925 DE402/15/p.44

High Street, Chatham.
Copy of photograph of street frontage of Edward Bates Ltd., draper’s shop nos.94-96 High Street, Chatham, looking from point in street directly opposite, showing window displays comprising painted flats depicting Queen Elizabeth I and yeoman warder against background of Chatham Dockyard man gate, Dock Road, Chatham, representing Chatham (centre), William [cf. Will] Adams at Lapshan in Japan, representing Gillingham (left) and Richard Watts and the Six Poor Travellers’ House, representing Rochester (right), on occasion of The Medway Towns All-British Shopping Week organised by Medway Chamber of Trade in which Bates won first prize in category “things we wear”. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to identity of photographer and description of window displays in Chatham Observer. Photographer: H. Boughton, Broad View, Frindsbury. Original exposed June 1926. DE402/15/45

High Street, Chatham.
Photograph of street frontage Barnard’s Palace of Varieties, 107-109 High Street, Chatham, looking from point above ground level, diagonally opposite and slightly to west, from building at corner of Manor Road and High Street, showing frontage decorated on occasion of coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra. 9 August 1902 DE402/15/p.46 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham High Street comprising view of section of High Street between junctions with Manor Road and Holborn Lane, showing on north side, left to right, G.W. Rosenberg, tailor’s shop (no.105), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109), R.C. Martin, tobacconist’s shop (no.111), G. Scriven and Son’s dining rooms (no.113), Bull Inn (no.155) and range of buildings to east including Rochester and Chatham People’s Café (no.121) and on south side, right to left, Theatre Royal (no.102) and Geisha Tea Rooms (no.104). Street scene shows pedestrians, motor car and placard outside New Palace of Varieties advertising Harry Champion. Couchman’s accompanying notes pertain to destruction by fire of New Palace of Varieties on 18-19 May 1934. On rearm message from Lance Corporal A.H. Dale 7374, C Company, 3rd. Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment to Mr. B.H. Trelfer, 9 East Street, Horsham, Sussex, asking for his watch and saying he is soon to depart for France. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Chatham 26 October 1916. DE402/15/p.46 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising advertisements for productions at Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties, 107-109 High Street, Chatham, comprising What Ho and Winners of 1925 July and August 1925 respectively. DE402/15/p.47

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News comprising advertisements for productions at Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties, 107-109 High Street, Chatham, comprising Council Houses a burlesque comedy revue and Ten Baby Syncopators, a musical and dancing presentation starring Stan Costello. August 1925. DE402/15/p.48

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Medway Street and Higgins Lane, looking west from point on north side of street, to east of and diagonally opposite entrance to Manor Road, showing on south side, right to left, George H. Leavey and Co. Ltd., clothier’s shop (nos.98-100), entrance to Manor Road and Theatre Royal (no.102) and on north side, left to right, Sun Hotel (no.85), entrance to Medway Street and range of buildings to east including Old King’s Head public house (no.93) and R.W. Sayer, draper’s shop (nos.95-97). Street scene shows pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles and lamp posts. Theatre Royal pediment is shown surmounted by gilded figure of Victory. Couchman’s accompanying notes suggest near lamp standard came from Whitehall, Westminster, Middlesex and pertain to opening in 1899 and destruction by fire and re-opening of Theatre Royal in 1900. Couchman suggests the negative was exposed c.1902 x c.1905 but the angel or figure of victory on the Theatre Royal was lost in the fire. On rear, message from unstated author staying at Mitre Hotel, 198 High Street, Chatham to Miss A.G. Beeden [?], 2 Gloucester Road, Regent’s Park, London, stating his address (i.e. hotel). Postmarked Chatham 13 May 1906 Exposed c.1900 DE402/15/p.49

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Medway Street and Holborn Lane, Chatham, looking east from point in street west of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side range of buildings including Bull Inn and on south side entrance to Manor Road and Theatre Royal (no.102), latter bearing placards advertising productions of East Lynne and Man and Wife. Street scene shows pedestrians, horse and rider and shop awnings. On rear, message from David [-] to Miss B. Fitzwalters, 71 Albert Road, Stoke, Devonport, Devon, asking her to get a cap for him. Published by Thornton Brothers, New Brompton. Postmarked Chatham 10 April 1906. Exposed c.June 1905. DE402/15/p.50

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Medway Street and Holborn Lane, Chatham, looking east from point in street west of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side range of buildings including Edwin Smith and Co., grocers’ shop (no.103), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109) and Bull Inn (no.115) and on south side, right to left, George H. Leavey and Co. Ltd., clothier’s shop (nos.98-100), entrance to Manor Road, Theatre Royal (no.102) and Geisha Tea Rooms (no.104). Street scene shows pedestrians, dismounted cyclist and horse-drawn vehicles. Theatre Royal pediment is shown surmounted by gilded figure of Victory and side wall bears placard advertising a production. On rear, message from Bert [Hancock?] of 277 Torridon Road, Catford, London to Quarter Master Sergeant R. Hancock, 31st. Company, Royal Engineers (RE), Fort Colombo, Ceylon [cf. Sri Lanka], India, offering congratulations. Published by RTT Chatham. Postmarked Catford, London 18 September 1911 and Colombo, Ceylon 8 October 1911. DE402/15/51 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Medway Street and Holborn Lane, Chatham, looking east from point in street west of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side range of buildings including Edwin Smith and Co., grocers’ shop (no.103), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109) and Bull Inn (no.115) and on south side, right to left, entrance to Manor Road, Theatre Royal (no.102) and Geisha Tea Rooms (no.104). Street scene shows carriageway, horse-drawn vehicles, pedestrians, overhead light and placard on side of Theatre Royal advertising The Old Home. On rear, message from Joseph (Joe) [-] to Miss E. Gothwaite, King Street, Mirfield, West Riding, Yorkshire, discussing arrival at destination and stating he does not know his [service?] number. Postmarked Chatham 15 December 1914. Negative exposed c.1900 DE402/15/p.51 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Copy of photograph of section of High Street between Medway Street and Globe Lane, Chatham, looking east from point in road west of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side, left to right, R.W. Sayer, draper’s shop (nos.95-97), Edwin Smith and Co., grocers’ shop (no.103), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109) (partly obscured), Bull Inn (no.115) and Globe Hotel (no.131) and on south side, right to left, George H. Leavey and Co. Ltd., clothier’s shop (nos.98-100), entrance to Manor Road and Theatre Royal (no.102). Street scene shows carriageway, horse-drawn omnibus (Strood to Chatham service), other horse-drawn vehicles, lamp standard, pedestrians and shop awnings. Couchman’s accompanying notes concern putative dating of the photograph based on placard on side wall of Theatre Royal possibly advertising The Executioner’s daughter July 1904 otherwise possibly exposed as early as 1900. DE402/15/p.52

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News advertising The Crooked Friday and The Right Age to Marry at Theatre Royal, 102 High Street, Chatham, July and August 1925 respectively. DE402/15/p.53

High Street, Chatham.
Cuttings from Chatham News advertising talkies screened at Theatre Royal, 102 High Street, Chatham, Once a Sinner starring Dorothy Mackail, Girls Demand Excitement starring Virginia Cherrill and John Wayne, both utilising Western Electric Sound System, Beaut’es de Paris starring Jack Gallagher, in 18 saucy scenes and The Gas Inspector starring Ernie Lotinga. Published August 1931. DE402/15/p.54

High Street, Chatham.
Ink blotter advertising production of Juno and the Paycock a play by Sean O’Casey, at Theatre Royal, 102 High Street, Chatham, starring Arthur Sinclair and Maire O’Neill (photographs included.) July 1929 DE402/15/p.55

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled High Street, Chatham comprising view of section of High Street between Higgins Lane and Globe Lane, looking west from outside Globe public house, showing on north side, left to right, Edwin Smith and Co., grocers’ shop (no.103) Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109), Bull Inn (no.115), entrance to Holborn Lane, Rochester and Chatham People’s Café (no.121), Peter’s Restaurant (no.125), Sticky Backs photographer’s studio (no.129) and The Globe public house (no.131) and on south side, right to left, Richardson and Sons, butchers’ shop (no.126), City Tailoring Co. (no.130) and C.W. Barron and Co. Ltd., bootmakers’ shop (no.132). Street scene shows carriageway, hand carts, horse-drawn vehicles, pedestrians and awning brackets. c.1916 x c.1921 DE402/15/p.56 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Postcard photograph entitled Chatham, High Street comprising view of section of High Street between Medway Street and Holborn Lane, looking west from point on north side of street and to east of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side, from left to right, Sun Hotel (no.85), entrance to Medway Street and range of buildings to east including Old King’s Head public house (no.93) and R.W. Sayer, draper’s shop (nos.95-97) and on south side, right to left, George H. Leavey and Co. Ltd., clothier’s shop (nos.98-100), entrance to Manor Road, Theatre Royal (no.102), Geisha Tea Rooms (no.104) and Lloyds Bank Ltd. (no.106). Street scene shows carriageway, pedestrians, horse-drawn vehicles, lamp standards, Union flag flying from turret of Leavey’s shop and figure of victory or angel atop pediment of Theatre Royal. Wrench Series. Printed in Saxony, Germany. c.1906 DE402/15/p.56 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Photograph of ink drawing of G.H. Windeyer’s booking office for South Eastern Railway trains, 134 (formerly 300) High Street, Chatham, comprising front elevation. Couchman’s accompanying notes state site is now occupied by Barclay’s Bank. Original work c.1877 4” x 2 ¾” (102mm x 70mm) DE402/15/p.57 (U)

High Street, Chatham.
Cutting comprising reproduction of photograph of section of High Street between Medway Street and Globe Lane, Chatham, looking east from point in road west of junction with Manor Road, showing on north side, left to right, R.W. Sayer, draper’s shop (nos.95-97), Edwin Smith and Co., grocers’ shop (no.103), Barnard’s New Palace of Varieties (nos.107-109) (partly obscured), Bull Inn (no.115) and Globe Hotel (no.131) and on south side, right to left, George H. Leavey and Co. Ltd., clothier’s shop (nos.98-100), entrance to Manor Road and Theatre Royal (no.102). Street scene shows carriageway, horse-drawn omnibus (Strood to Chatham service), other horse-drawn vehicles, lamp standard, pedestrians and shop awnings. Couchman’s accompanying notes concern putative dating of the photograph based on placard on side wall of Theatre Royal possibly advertising The Executioner’s daughter Original exposed July 1904 otherwise possibly exposed as early as 1900. From same negative as DE402/15/p.52 above. DE402/15/p.57 (L)

High Street, Chatham.
Receipted bill from W. and S. Scott, Steam Saw Mills, 132 High Street, Chatham, timber merchants to H. Stedman, Delce Farm, Rochester for timber for kitchen and cellar of 21 Cazeneuve Street [?], Troy Town, Rochester, settled 17 February 1911. DE402/15/p.58

High Street, Chatham.
Tinted postcard photograph entitled Railway Street and Military Road Corners, Chatham comprising view of junction of High Street, Military Road and Railway Street, Chatham, looking south-south-west up Military Road across cross-roads into Railway Street from pavement outside Royal Sailors’ Home in Military Road, showing on east side of carriageway, left to right, Red Lion public house (no.145 High Street), entrance to eastern section of High Street, London and County Bank (no.148 High Street), Prince of Wales Hotel (nos.1-3 Railway Street) and range of buildings beyond, and on west side of carriageway, right to left, Royal Sailors’ Home (Military Road), Horse Shoe public house (no.143 High Street), entrance to western section of High Street and Capital and Counties Bank (no.146 High Street). Street scene shows bystanders, tram power line columns and lamp standard. Published by Ive and Lowe. c.1902 x c.1908 DE402/15/p.59

File updated by Borough Archivist 10 December 2004.

Date: [1877] c.1900-1986
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