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About Chatham

Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.

Chatham Royal Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. Following closure, part of the site became a commercial port, other parts were redeveloped for business and residential use, and part became the Chatham Historic Dockyard museum, which features the submarine HMS Ocelot among a good many other attractions.

Chatham also has military connections; several Army barracks were located here, together with 19th-century forts which provided a defensive shield for the dockyard. Brompton Barracks, located in the town, remains the headquarters of the Corps of Royal Engineers.

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Chatham High Street/Military Road, Chatham, c. 1930s


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The Burton building on the far corner still exists, and is now a Halifax building society, but many of the other buildings in this picture are long...

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High Street, Chatham, c. 1900s


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The High Street is virtually unrecognisable in this picture, with so much modernisation having been carried out in the intervening century. A...

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Chatham from the Lines, c. 1930s


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Looking west from the Lines, with what is now the Brook Theatre, but then the Town Hall, on the right hand side. Sun Pier is visible in the...

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Chatham from the Medway, c. 1905


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A Raphel Tuck postcard looking along the Medway. It's a bit tricky to work out exactly where we're looking here, but that could be Rochester Castle...

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High Street, Chatham, c. 1915


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A great Raphael Tuck postcard showing the High Street in Chatham. The Theatre Royal is on the right hand side, just past the junction. The stage...

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High Street, Chatham, 1906


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A great Raphael Tuck postcard showing the High Street in Chatham. The Theatre Royal is on the right hand side, just past the junction. The stage...

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Military Road, Chatham, c. 1904


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A Raphael Tuck postcard first used in 1904, looking down Military Road towards the Town Hall. The Pentagon Shopping Centre has now replaced all the...

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River Medway at Chatham, 1886


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View across the bend in the river (known as Rats Bay), with the Royal Docks in the distance.

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Chatham Naval Dockyard, 2001


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This aerial photograph shows the dry docks at Chatham Dockyard. The site was first used in 1547, but its busiest period was in the 19th century...

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The Paddock, Chatham, C. 1910


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In Gallery: The Paddock, Chatham, c. 1910s

Looking towards what is now the Brook Theatre, but was the Town Hall. The area on the left is now the Chatham Waterfront Bus Station. 


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Demolition of the Gala Bingo in Chatham


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The demolition of the Gala Bingo in Chatham in the old Ritz Cinema building, following a fire...

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