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Author Topic: R.N. Ordnance Depot Chattenden & Lodge Hill  (Read 2354 times)
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« on: September 20, 2012, 10:15:59 AM »

A plan of the Depot from 1912:


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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 17:41:09 PM »

RAF aerial photo taken January 1947. Lodge Hill at top left corner of image..

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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2015, 09:14:32 AM »

A few shots of what little you can see from the perimeter fence:

1) Central Terrace Police Quarters
2) North Terrace Police Quarters
3) Police Canteen
4) Electric Generating Station
5) Police Offices
6) Chattenden Main Gate

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2015, 11:22:32 AM »

A group photo of some of the staff, 1960's?

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 10:13:24 AM »

The Laboratories at Lodge Hill - 1930

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 18:01:03 PM »

A couple of very old aerial views, not too sure of the date though..

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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 12:11:05 PM »

That looks like a Queen's Crown on the stamp so presume they must be 1952+ ?

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 16:52:29 PM »

Just found the info - photo taken from a Short pusher biplane on 24th June 1914  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2015, 11:51:37 AM »

Oh - I wasn't too far out then!!!  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 11:06:58 AM »

Chattenden Magazine Enclosure - Main Entrance:

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« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2015, 08:21:05 AM »

Views inside the Main Entrance of the Chattenden Magazine Enclosure:

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« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2017, 11:51:50 AM »

A sum of £8,000 will also be taken next year to be expended in the construction of the new powder magazines now being built upon marsh land between Chatham and Sheerness. The whole of the forts on the Thames and Medway will be connected with this magazine by means of lines of railway, so that, when required, ammunition will always be at hand. The new magazines will be most extensive, and, when complete, will cost nearly £100,000 The greater portion of the work is being executed by convicts

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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2017, 15:57:49 PM »

Some photos from a recent permission visit with the MoD:

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