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Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2440 on: July 01, 2020, 08:13:11 PM »
Looks very second-rate compared to the streamlined and very tidy Hitachi works.

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« Reply #2439 on: July 01, 2020, 06:52:45 PM »
That's the place Pete.  Can be seen from Leacon Road.
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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2438 on: July 01, 2020, 06:49:43 PM »
I reckon Pete, foundthem.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2437 on: July 01, 2020, 06:31:19 PM »
Hitachi works  Chart Leacon Bombardier works

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2436 on: July 01, 2020, 06:23:45 PM »
Hitachi works

Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2435 on: July 01, 2020, 05:40:13 PM »
Can be seen on Google Street View.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2434 on: July 01, 2020, 05:39:39 PM »
Very close Pete  ;)   But no cigar yet ...

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2433 on: July 01, 2020, 03:13:02 PM »
Old Ashford Railway works?


Offline John Walker

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2432 on: July 01, 2020, 02:52:19 PM »
These sheds are very long.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2431 on: July 01, 2020, 01:46:04 PM »
I've had a look at various sheds near the railway at Sittingbourne and I agree they are very similar.  However, it's not Sittingbourne.  Too far to the north west.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2430 on: July 01, 2020, 09:37:16 AM »
I'll go along with that DTT, used to be the apple box factory I think

Offline DaveTheTrain

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2429 on: July 01, 2020, 08:12:45 AM »
I still think I have seen them from the railway line.  Sittingbourne, next to the A2?

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2428 on: July 01, 2020, 12:01:27 AM »
On the edge of a large town. Close to a river, a railway line and a busy 'A' Road.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2427 on: June 30, 2020, 06:44:37 PM »
Too far north west (ish) DTT.  :)


Going back to Ramsgate.  My Grandad thought it was too dangerous for the family to stay in Ramsgate as it was so near to Manston so he moved them to Canterbury!!!   An HE bomb landed a few hundred yards from the font of the house.  The front door ended up in the back scullery and the roof was wrecked.  Fortunately they had gone over to the communal shelter that night.   They were moved to the countryside near Faygate, Sussex.  My Grandfather, Flight Sargent James Baxter Roger had been posted to RAF Faygate, West Sussex.  The centre for crashed aircraft recovery.

Number 49 Maintenance Unit operated at RAF Faygate from 3 November 1940 until 13 February 1946. Prior to the former date it was No. 1 Salvage Centre and on the latter date it relocated to Lasham. Between these dates it processed, it is said, the lion's share of the Allied and German aircraft that crashed in south east England.

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Re: Guess the Place
« Reply #2426 on: June 30, 2020, 06:29:53 PM »
The buildings look like the ones I see from the railway in Rochester, around the former Dousts shipyard.