Chatham, Kent

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Browse our selection of old black and white photographs of Chatham, along with a selection of historic maps, local history books, and fascinating memories that our visitors have contributed. All our photos and maps are available to buy in a wide range of product formats, including framed prints, canvas prints, tea towels, mugs, jigsaws, tableware, cushion covers and as one photo in a customised calendar. Most of our local history books can have a personalised inscription added for FREE to the title page.

Old Maps of Chatham

Historic Maps of Chatham and the local area.

My Dad worked for the Chatham observer, whose office was nearby...and I would go into town with him and mum...park in the old Empire car park and walk into town....but he always went into Smiths...so the folks in that picture look very familiar....could be my mum, me in middle and my Dad...can't be sure....but looks like him and me!!

I was born at Luton Chatham as was my Dad and Grandparents. I used to sat around the cafe with my mates in the paddock watching the Pentagon being built. After going to Fort Pitt my first job in 1976 was working as an office junior at Brown Brothers in Clover Street. I rented a bedsit in Rochester Street up by (...Read full memory)