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Offline KeithG

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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2020, 12:43:41 PM »
Yes i can remember my Stepmother dragging me off to Paines in Strood for my school uniform.
Next Year it was Featherstones opposite Gundulph Road in Rochester High Street.....they too had the Lampson Paragon System which carried payment from the shop floor to the cashier at the rear.The cash was catapulted in a wheeled cup along wires to the cash desk where it was checked and change sent back.
It was changed every year which shop stocked my uniform and the last year for me was Leaveys Gents Outfitters at the bottom of Manor Road/High Street Chatham.
Old Picture of Leaveys.
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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2020, 08:28:07 PM »
The other Carter's shop, which once stood on the corner of Meeting House lane.


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« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2020, 12:02:53 PM »
The ` Invicta `or commonly called `The Bug Hutch `.

Offline Colin walsh

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« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2020, 11:55:06 AM »
Yep Pains allso had a monopoly on cub /girl guide uniforms and equipment ,very pricy as I recall.
Can any one remember the pie shop in Chatham high street?had a very large oven actually in the shop
Made the most delicious meat and potato pies,
Terenzy Brothers was not in the high street it was up one of the side roads,allso name of the theater up the ally ba sides woolworths please?

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« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2020, 11:39:08 AM »
and cubs kit,

Offline Lutonman

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« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2020, 11:33:51 AM »
Paines was the place to go for the school uniform

Offline KeithG

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« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2020, 02:23:29 PM »
Picture of Paines in Chatham High Street and also a similar picture of the High Street in 1950 compared to the previous 1969.


Surprising even in this older part of Chatham how the scene changed from the 50`s to the 70`s?....

The pavement line by the shoe shop and some chimneys gone also BHS windows...
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Offline Dave Smith

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« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2020, 12:40:28 PM »
The Co Op in Gillingham High Street also had the overhead runway for the money to be transferred to the cashires' in a central, elevated, glass sided "shed". In the early 30's, I used to go shopping with my mum every Tuesday & Friday & was fascinated by the system. We shopped a lot at Co Op's ( even had our hair cut there), for the divi paid for our Christmas dinner( medium or large chicken). I still remember our number 1509.

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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2020, 11:33:24 AM »
Will ask Mr. Featherstone, when I see him - smiffy, about the cash transfer system, they had.

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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2020, 02:14:30 PM »
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_carrier  I remember the "Rapid Wire" type systems used in the local (Hurst Hill) Co-op in the early 1960s.  As well as any change the return package included the "divvy" sticker which was applied to Mum's book.


The Lampson cash Railway, There is one in Faversham musuem and they donated  me parts to restore one in Newhaven Museum, Lovely clunk sound. Loder & Paynes or Henry Paynes in Bank St Maidstone had sets too into the 1970s

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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2020, 12:38:55 PM »
Definitely remember DiMarco's - the Knickerbocker Glory was also 2/6. I can't remember Terenzy's although I can remember Mum talking about them - weren't they in Church street?
 
The overhead wire-pull system was also used in Featherstones - downstairs they had a pneumatic tube system, I sometime wonder if it is still there.

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« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2020, 10:26:21 AM »
Ah yes Di Marco, their banana split @ 2 shillings & sixpence - I could`nt eat it all - Later Terenze`s
The memories come flooding back. Paine`s toy shop, had a cash pulley system in High St. Chatham.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2020, 08:48:47 AM »
See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_carrier  I remember the "Rapid Wire" type systems used in the local (Hurst Hill) Co-op in the early 1960s.  As well as any change the return package included the "divvy" sticker which was applied to Mum's book.

Offline Colin walsh

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2020, 11:31:14 PM »
Thanks for the trip down memory lane re the photos,had a couple of favorite shops in the "old"high street,1:-De Marcos tea shop,best ice cream Sunday's in Chatham ,allways crowded  even up stairs ,the other being a toy/school clothing shop,think it was Laing,or pains not to certain,but I think it had a sister shop in strood every cristmas it put on a wonderfull show of the latest toys,can't recall the number of times I stood glued to the window making my " wish list"while mum shoped in"Woolis"
Strange Overhead system of payment in shop,mony put in a container then sent whizzing of to come back with the change,if any,





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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2019, 08:21:17 PM »
Yes, I can remember it being quite enjoyable walking up and down Chatham high street. Today - not so much.