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Down by The Riverside | by john47kent
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Down by The Riverside

Chatham Riverside, Chatham, Kent

 

Unfortunately, there are no remains of The Elizabethan Dockyard.It would have been at the left of the photograph.As it grew in size and importance, it was moved along the bank of the river

 

From Right to Left as you look at the photograph.

 

Chatham Public Library, formerly Naval Stores.

 

The R.A.F.A . Club (Royal Air Force Association) formerly Barracks

 

The Command House.The Command House is now a Pub, Restaurant and live music venue.This large building was The Store Keepers House.

 

The Church, St.Mary's, is known to have existed in Saxon Times.In Tudor times, it was in the centre of Chatham.For a while, it was a Heritage Centre but is now empty

 

In the background is part of Fort Amhurst.Fort Amhurst was built in Napoleonic times to protect Chatham Dockyard and Naval Base.It is the largest and best preserved fort from this period in England

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Taken on January 19, 2011