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Have completed my book 'The Glorious Days of MUSIC HALL & VARIETY THEATRE in Kent's Seaside Resorts.' By way of thanks for giving me permission to reproduce your Hippodrome photo I would be happy to send you a copy of the book. Just need an address.
Hello Trevor. My grandfather, Charles Kay, produced and performed as the wicked Baron in the 'Babes in the Wood' pantomime at the Hippodrome, Sheerness in March 1912. He also appeared at theatres and halls in Whitstable, Herne Bay, Ramsgate, Deal, Dover, Folkestone and Sandgate. I am currently writing the history of all these theatres and the artistes that performed in them. Your photo of the 'Hippodrome Buildings Broadway Sheerness' would be ideal for use in the book. May I have your permission to use this illustration?
Hello, Trevor. Thank you for the photographs. I don't know much about Sheppey but I spent a wonderful summer at the Cliff Edge house in Minster back in the fifties. A couple of weeks respite from the drudgery of the East End courtesy of the Country Holiday Fund. Cliff Edge was run by a kindly gentleman. I wonder if others on here were transported there for a summer escape. Good memories, however brief. themoundofsusic[at]protonmail[dot]com
Ruth Bär neé Hammond
Hi Trevor, would love to send you some of our photos from the Isle of Sheppey where I grew up but do not know whether you are interested as my mails have not been recorded in this or other lists. I may have done something wrong when sending them. PLEASE HELP
Hello, calling in from Pennsylvania. I was born at the Minster hospital and attended Delemark school in the mid 1950s. My dad manned the big guns on the island before going off to Burma. My mother worked at Bon Marche before joining the army. We have four generations who worked in the dockyards, three of them at Sheerness, and two as Chief Foreman. I'm very much enjoying all the information. Many thanks.
It may interest you to know that my father owned a steeplejack/steel chimney firm in the 50s. He took me as a boy on a couple of occasions to this place. I remember all the red hot bottles and the grime. I assume that he was involved in some way with the possible supply of steel chimneys to this company. It is ,therefore, possible that the steel chimney shown in your photos is one of his. He could supply diameters up to 10 feet as well as narrow ones. As boys, my brother and I used to climb over and through a lot of horizontally stored examples which were in his industrial yard. We traveled all over the country.My father even fell off a very tall brick chimney he was dismantling(not in Canning Town) and crashed through an asbestos roof onto bales of soft material and got up and off them and continued his work.My mother has seen him climb up a chimney, go over the top, and emerge from a door at the bottom with his shoes smoldering. The fire inside was not quite out. Those were the days!Safety issues? What safety issues!!!
Hi - I am researching my Jacquest family history where one line lived in Sheerness. My apologies Trevor for not asking first but I have just taken a print of the old Queenborough station. Will not do it again.
Now to have a real read of your site. Many thanks.
Hi Trevor, Thank you for your hard work putting your postcards/photos on this site. I have found your postcard of 'Kiddies Paddling Pool Sheerness', after a long time of searching the internet.My claim to fame is that I am the girl playing with my younger brother in the middle of the pool. I have been searching for this as our copy was lost many years ago.
hi Trev computer has lost all my email addresses - wanted to know if there was a bookshop or society in sheerness who would like my collection of Bygone Kents relating to Sheppey
Hello, My name is Maria from New Zealand. My gg grandfather was sited as a innkeeper at the Kent Arms when he passed away in December 1893. My mystery is something happened with this family in 1870, they were all called Darrell then they changed their name to Spillett. After Richard Spillet died his wife Frances changed her name back to Darrell. If anyone can help me I would really appreciate it. Many Thanks Maria
Hi Trevor, Ive come across your site whilst looking for information on the primary school in Bluetown in the early 1970s and then Lady Anne Cheyne in the late 1970s/ early 1980s. It would be lovely to see any pictures you may have. Many thanks
A recent incomer to the island, I was looking for images of the '53 floods on Sheppey, when I came upon this site. It's a truly outstanding resource and a document and collection of genuine social importance. Many, many congratulations and my thanks to you for taking the time to assemble it.
I am not sure if you are able to help me in my quest, but I am researching all the pubs in Kent and have put all my research information on my web site at www.Dover-Kent.com I notice that you have quite a few photographs of pubs on you site and are seeking permission to add them to the relevant pages of my site. If you have any, with information regarding them, please let me know and I'll continue the research making everything available for anyone who is interested.
Dear Trevor, I am researching the area around West Minster and in particular the Queenborough Lines. I am an architect and I am working on a planning permission for the site between Brielle Way and Cromwell Road. At present I am putting together a Heritage Statement to look at the impact of the proposal. I would very much like to use your photos of West Minister to give persons reading the application some idea of the Housing was knocked down. Equally though i have all but searched every page of your collection (even the bits that bear no relation, its a great archive) but did not see any photos of the Queenborough Lines. Do you know of any? Your Help would be appreciated. I have just included in my report, pictures of my Grandfather fishing the Stokes Bay Lines, Gosport, Hants, where I grew up, being very similar to the Lines on Sheppey. Id be happy to share these with you if you were interested.
I'm doing research into my family history... A road or area called Drummond court is shown on a census of a relative...but this doesn't seem ton exist anymore... Any ideas where it was?
Do you happen to have any clear pics maybe even from the 60's of the tree over the pond in the Glen on wards hill as was?
Hi Trevor , are you the same Trevor Edwards which became a friend with Lovly Sheppey recently on Facebook..
If yes, can I have your permission to share photos and pages on your PBase site..
If not , can I still have permission anyhow...
Kind regards LovelySheppey
J have several 19th. Century photos of Sheppey which may be of interest. M G-G grandfather, Robert Palmer was at Parsonage Farm, Minster, chairman of the Sheppey Board of Guardians and his youngest son William farmed at Groves Farm, Eastchurch, before leaving due to flooding. My mother was born at Minster where her parents were assistant Master and Mistress at the workhouse/hospital (Cliff House) until 1917. When my mother was 5 they were posted to Epping.
I have a rare, I think, poster of South Eastern & Chatham Railway cross-Channel ferry services dated about 1910 mentioning a Queenborough to Flushing service. If you send me your e-mail address I will e-mail it to you.
Hi, Sorry forgot to Add the Oddfellows Arms was on the Isle of Sheppey which you have devoted one of your galleries to
Hi Trevor, what id anything do you know about a pub called the Oddfellows Arms, the publican was one A.J. Hooker between 1913 and 1938. It may have also functioned as a halfway house for women during that time
Dear Sir, I am the Granddaughter of GLadys Norwood and am researching my family history. They came from the Norwoods who lived in Berkhamstead. I have been told that the family orginally came from Kent CO and Shepely Island and there was a Norwood Manor there. Would you happen to have any pictures of the Manor or the land it sat on? Are there any Norwoods still living there? My email address is Linsilverman@aol.com and I live in Califonia. THank you. Linda Corcoran SIlverman
Be my guest John, good luck.
Je suis impressionnée par vos photos, woow !
huile de ricin
I am really impressed by your gallery, sorry for my english:)
Avoir une belle peau
Thank you for your photos
My grandmother was Mahala Louise Woollett whose father Frank Woollett ran the Crooked Billet in the early 1900's. Mahala married Frank Moynihan and moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Their eldest daughter Mary Mahala Moynihan was my Mom. She married James Paul Hourigan and moved to Burlington, Ontario, Canada. My names is Sheila Mary Hofman and I also live in Burlington.I enjoyed looking at your site.
Many thanks, Sheila
I much enjoy your your site, my parents used to own a property on Shellness beach back from 1960 to mid 1970's, great place to go at weekend, we were from Hoxton, Shoreditch, so it was great to get away to coast, I'm now 67, I have some early photo's of our family at shellness, would you be interested?
However the reason for getting in touch is the following, in the Guardian friday 9 Jan 2015, Obituary of Sonia d'Artois SOE secret agent in France during the second world war, Very brave lady, great story, she was born on Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, please check guadian story, you may already know about this famous lady from the island, item for you island history.
May I please download a couple of photos of Queenborough station (nos 001 and 002) in the 1980's, for a railway layout I am building of the same period. Personal use only.
Many thanks, Mike Storey
There is a Minster road, in Minster
Its the main rd from Halfway thru to the village on the hill, near the Abbey
Trevor would like to copy the photo of the clock tower in Sheerness with Penney and Son butcher shop in it as they are my great grand father and his father. Frederick Charles Penney and Frederick Robert Penney. My grand father Ernest Bownes then took it over after his father in law died. I will visiting Sheerness in October from Australia.
Regards Phil Kindred
Hi, Can anyone tell me if there is still a Minster Street in Minster. (Looking to locate number 22) for family history purposes. if no longer there or renamed can you say where might locate current position and name. Visiting in a couple of weeks., with visitor fromAustralia.Many thanks.
I AM INTERESTED IN YOUR SHEPPEY PICTURES IS THERE COPY WRITE ON THE PHOTOS. i WOULD LIKE TO INCLUDE SOME IN MY MEMORY JOURNAL I AM WRITING FOR MY FAMILY, I lived on Sheppey between
1955-1970 and returned in 2006 when I retired. thankyou
Would you be able to confirm if the Halfway House pub on Isle of Sheppey was used as a bareknuckle fights venue in 18th & 19th centuries. If so could I please have email permission to use your photo of it taken in what it looks as in the 1930's. Of course there would be an acknowledgement in any publication I might use it in. Thank you.
Hi Trevor, what a fantastic collection of pictures and information you have compiled. I have cycled along Sheerness promenade many times with my dogs and neice and nephew in recent years and it is really interesting to see how it has evolved over the years. Thank you for a wonderful site I will be recommending it to my friends.
Hello Trevor , my great grandfather was a shipwright /diver at sheerness dockyard during the late 1880's , he died ( in the workhouse infirmary ) in 1912 , he has been commended a few times for bravery and was presented to king Edward v11 . I realise its a longshot that you may have a photograph of him , but I need to ask . his name was Robert Shadrach Jenkins 1833-1912 . thank you
Mick, if you'de leave your email address I'll get in touch, no one else will see it.
Maybe one of the Island groups on Face Book would be able to help you.
I have recently come into possession of an old photo of my dad, now 80, pictured outside his barracks in Sheerness, circa 1958. It was a poor photo which I have brought back to life, sort of. Looking at your pictures, I would say it is Garrison 003. I am happy to share the photo with you for your collection, but als wondered if you have any other pictures of the barracks in your collection. My dad was in the army for 16 years, this is the only photo I have of him from that period. One last thing, is this building now part of the Steel Works. Looking on Google maps, looks as though it is!
Trevor thanks for allowing me to copy one of your pics. I am going to put the two pics up on the Kent History Forum to see if it jogs anyone's memory. I would like to send the picture I have to you so you can put it alongside the one you have on your site. Please let me have an e-mail address where I can send it. Thanks again!
To Pat, daughter of Dulcie Williams,
Along with Paul I am trying to trace all the children of Ina Williams before she married Fred Stark. Do you have any information about either David or Wendy??
Go ahead Roy, let me know how you get on.
Trevor, I would like to use one of your pictures in comparison.(Would like your permission to copy) I have just found in my loft a school photo very similar to one you have in your Blue Town section. I believe mine to be younger, but there are I think some of the same people.
Thanks, great site by the way!!
Great site, I posted the wrong email! Please feel free to email me at the following email addresses:
Very informative site, thanks!
i was born on the island in 1959 at Minster hospital We lived in Sheerness until 1964 my father was Barry Clements he work at goodhugh butchers in the high st before driving for Shepherd Neame i beleive they had a depot under the Avenue hotel he had 10 sisters and a brother before marrying my mother he lived in Minster my mother was june (nee} Dowell she had 2 sisters Joyce and norah dose anyone out there remember either family iwould love to meet any extended family still on the island
Terrific site! firstname.lastname@example.org Alice Herla
a nice collection of photos
Have very happy memories of staying in Leysdown On Sea (We owned a Kings chalet from new Think it was in Harts Holday camp? It was called Rosehaven no.206. (Believe it is still there? Does anyone know the owners?)
Many trips to Sheerness too!
God bless you for having this site!!!
I even remember a guy selling nuts?
Dave Miles- email@example.com
33 Raeburn Crescent, Whitburn, EH47 8HQ
I am a director of the Sheppey United Football Club Ltd, and have recently revived the team. I have also just finished a booklet on a brief history of the clubs first 120 years, which includes a few old photos. There was an aerial photograph of the Botany Road ground which the club had on the front of their programme for a while. Does anybody know if this photo exists anywhere, as I would love to include it in the booklet.
In reply to Paul Stark, our family tree is on Ancestry.com. My mother was your mother's sister.
Thanks Trevor, Paul Quinn ex St Edwards 1964=-69 now Jacksonville Florida.
Have really enjoyed the pics. But why none of the Sheppey United football team?
Trevor Old Photos are a treasure. Having served in the RN some decades back, was good to see some pictures of old warships.
If I may copy HMS Rosario just to show my brother (same name. Thanks.
Trevor. Congratulations on such a wonderful website, you have stirred so many memories for me.
I was born at Halfway in 1945 and lived there until 1970, serving my apprenticeship as an Electrician with Medway Dry Dock Co. in the Dockyard.
My father (Fred Dollimore) was a driver for M&D there for well over 30yrs retiring in the late 60s.
Please would you allow me to copy some of your Sheerness tram and bus photo's for my private collection of memories ??
Thank you, best wishes, Noel Dollimore.
Happy New Year all the best Jeremy
Great sit,love the sheppey photos,thanks,Alan.
I can't that nobody who was in the Sheerness Tachnical School at the same time as me does not read Trevors Great Site. I left The Tech. in February 1945 to go into the R.A.F. Apprentice School at Halton. My E-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
tadpole from work
love the photos
I have been tryingto find the pics submitted by Mark Goddard on 22.4.07 relating to Halfway School 1964-1966 and the various pics of Scrapsgate Road. I used to live just off Scrapsgate Road and my brother went to Halfway school around the same time. I have used the search box but not come up with anything, are his pics on the site?
Have just found this sitei was born in Minster,My Mothers parents a families lived on the Island for hundreds of years.My Grandfather walter Susans lived in James Street up until his death,his brother Bob had a vast collection of photos and newspaper articles about the Island sadly i have not been able to find out what happend to his collection.I have a few photos of my grandfathers of the Allison Family,Hodson Walkers,Bill phyall.A photo of the members of the Sheerness Order of Good templers including Bob susans a his wife win apparently he used to write their news letter The Thomas Guthrie news i have yet to see a copy!Your photos have brought back many memories of holidays spent with my grandparens.
I never knew about floating docks before. email@example.com
Great site. Good luck!
I went to the Technical School at Sheerness and left in February 1945. I have tried to contact anyone who was with me in school but have had no luck.
Just saw your entry and I realise that I am a bit late with this note. Regards Les Neaves. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Trevor, my name is Wilma, I was born in Ranleagh Rd, Sheerness in 1950, we are trying to trace my grandmother Ayress Edna Graham (nee Chisholm) who lived in Unity St, she passed away in 1961 and are unable to trace where she is buried, also my grandfather whom we have only recently found out that he was alive until 1963 (was in Chartham Institution) after Word War 1 after he was injured we believe in the Battle of Somme...We believe my father (an only child) believed his father was deceased all t hese years. Do you know the names at all, he is Ernest Edward Graham (we have located his grave) but know nothing about his war years and my father was Ronald Ernest Graham My brother has traced quite a bit of our family but have come to a dead end re our grandmother, could you put me on to a site that we may be able to obtain info...we moved to Australia in 1955 Thanks
Would you happen to have any photos of The Golden Horseshoe Arcade that Bob Wilson used to own in Leysdown or any photo with it in the background.
Sure you can Guest/Clive - I would have emailed you but you didn't leave an address.
I am a Moderator on the World Naval Ships Forum, and have an interest in floating docks. Would you perhaps agree to let me post two of your Cox & Danks Floating Dock pictures on the Forum, with of course full credit, and a link to your site. The thread regarding this topic can be found at this link:
Would be ever so grateful.
i am diane pearce i kived in queenborough was looking for pupils i went to school with i went to halfway primary from 1961 then went to secondary girls school at 11 then what was sheppey comprehensive untill 1972 if there should be any one out there they can e-mail me on email@example.com
Hi there! Your photos are great. Would it be ok if I used them as part of my research for a project on the history of Sheppey?
Hi Paul Stark. I'm your cousin Pat.
Hi Trev,just enjoyed a hour or two looking through your photos, lots of good memories from the Glass Works. Best Wishes. Norman.
Hello Trevor, I am researching my family history and have found that according to the 1901 Census, my G G grandparents, George and Alice Halsey were Licensed Victuallers at the Wheatsheaf Inn, Eastchurch. On looking on the web I discovered your site and the two photos of the Wheatsheaf. I should be very grateful if you would allow me to attach the older photo to my Ancestry Family Tree and also possibly email it to my son. He would be interested as he used to be assistant manager at a pub in Sittingbourne.
George and Alice's daughter Lizzie Halsey married Albert Henry Andrews (my
G-grandparents), also from Eastchurch so I think I may have a few distant relatives in the area. It has been fascinating to see old photos of places mentioned in the various census records - very many thanks.
Regards Beryl Matthews
Hello Trevor, could you help me please? I am trying to research my mothers family. She was born on sheppey in 1916, Ina Kathleen Rosetta williams. She had 2 sisters; Dulcie Eileen grace Williams born 1913, Thelma Pauline Mary born 1924, 1 brother; Maurice Richard Tracy Williams born 1911. My grandmother (Ina's mother) was Grace florence Watson born 1888 sheerness, kent. My grandfather (Ina's father) was charles Edward Williams born 1885. I would really appreciate any help as my mother died when I was a child and I have only recently been able to trace anything about her past. I have other information about the Williams and Watson Families that I am very happy to share. Thanks and very best regards, Paul.
John E Harrington
Trevor thank you for your dedication so many wonderful pictures, my ancestors are from sheppy, and around the late eighties, early 1900,s right through to 1958 the Harrington families can be traced to rose street, russell street unity street clyde cottages and many more, your pictures bring the history alive thanks again.
Your photo's are fantastic.
Would it at all be possible for the Year 6 children at Halfway Houses Primary school to use your pictures in their history work next term (aged 10-11)? It will save me from hours of scanning!
its bottle works jim mckenzie
my new interest is metal detecting and im after as much information ican
get on the history of the island i like the maps where could i get some
Hi Trevor thanks for the fantastic pictures of Sheppey!
I love your Sheppey gallery. I have posted many comments there. I have some school photos I would like to send you. Please let me know how to do this.
superb images, will check your site on regular basis.
hi trevor, i live in windmill rise Minster, was there a windmill, i cant find no photos, i found an old key in my garden, i wondered if it opened the door to the windmill.
Thanks for the fascinating images to view.
It might interest you to know that there is an original John Griffiths photo for sale on ebay. Its number is (#330469415075) hope that is of help for your collection.
All the best. Chris (Suffolk)
My name is James Walker and I am a community development worker who is running an arts based community project in Leysdown over the next 6 months, which will involve some photography. I was hoping that we could discuss using some of your pictures of Leysdown in years gone by to compare with some of the new pictures that the young people take during this project. The final production of the project will be a gallery event held at the Leysdown Hall with all the pictures on display and a running website that will also display all of the photos. We would give full credit for any of your work we used and could also include a hyperlink on our completed website to your galleries. If you are interested in this please contact me on either 07581311427 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi my name is Pat and my dad used to own the Warden Bay Hotel. He was Dave Connolly and my brothers John and Vic used to work there. I met my husband Fraser Lawson at the Warden Bay Hotel when he was resident drummer at the Island Hotel. He used to play pool at our place. Fraser and I were maried in St Clements Church. Fraser Rod and Terry were the band at the island hotel. I have pictures of the hotel as well. I remember Ricky James singing but cant place his face. I imagine he sung with Eric and Clayton. Sadly my mum and dad have passed away now also both my brothers and can you bellieve my lovely husband Fraser two years ago. I now live in Cardiff. I remember Stan Northover well and Frank at the Island Hotel. Great to see all the old photos
hello i was wondering if you could please help me, im trying to contact my father his name is derreck samual micheal bennett i realise that you probably cant give me his details but if you know of him maybe you could pass mine on?thank you
my email address is email@example.com
i realise im clutching at straws but thanky uo all the same
Fantastic pictures of the Kingsferry Bridges. I've got many fond memories of the lifting bridge from childhood and it's great to see all the pictures of it and it's predecessors. Thinking back it's hard to believe that the first time I went over the lifting bridge it was only a few years old and the height of "modernety" but has now itsself been replaced. Having made a special journey to drive over the new crossing when it opened - I have to say the dear old Kingsferry will always be the way on a and off the island for me - but it's great not to have to be stuck in a traffic jam. Thanks for all the hard work you must have done in getting the pictures together and evoking so many fond memories.
Hi Trevor, I just left you a message as a guest, but I'm not sure it got through, so have now registered & am trying again! I live at Banks Terrace on Sheerness High Street (by the Queen's Head pub)& cannot seem to find any photos of it. I wondered if you know of, or have any pictures of it anywhere. Also, I'd be very grateful if you would let me download a couple of early shots of Edward Street (Broadway) & that shot of the Holy Trinity & Kent House from the water tower roof. Kind regards, Antony
Hello Trevor, great web-site and hugely informative. Is it possible to use your photo of the postcard of gun-wharf and fort in Sheerness in my family history file? My great-uncle, Edward James Jary, was a stoker there ("Naval Barracks - Tender to Wildfire" as stated in 1891 Census) and I would appreciate some pictorial interest on his page! Perhaps you have something more relevant that I have not yet found...
Anyway many thanks for putting together such a great archive,
My Uncle - along with the rest of the crew - were killed flying out of RAF Eastchurch on 4th June 1940. The Blenheim they were flying in is reported to have crashed in a field in front of Shurland Hall. I would be grateful for any further information about this incident.
Thanks for the photos had great enjoyment looking at them. My family have had caravans and chalets on the island (even lived there for a while) for the last 35-40 years. How things have changed ! cheers John
I have posted a comment on your picture of the Technical School, I am completing an assignment on Technical eductaion on the Island and wondered if you had any information that could help me with this. Also would I be able to use the picture of the Technical School in my assignment? Many Thanks, Ginny
I wonder if anyone out there knows of a lady who was Mavis Harden of Coronation Road, Sheerness. She went to school with my cousin Jean Mc Farlane at Sittingbourne Girls Grammer School in the 1940's. I would like to know what happened to her. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
well done trev.
Great photos Trev.
I was born in Sittingbourne and went to Sheerness Technical School 1942-1945. It is a pity it was knocked down any idea when that happend?
This July I visited Sheerness and saw the indoor swimming pool which replaces the old outdoor one.
I now live in Pontypridd, South Wales and we have a derelict pool in our lovely park. So I have put a letter in pur local paper telling to visit Sheerness and see what has been done for the people of Sheernees.
Any photos of the old and the new pool at Sheerness?
HI REVOR,DO YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY OLD PICS OF HOPE STREET,MY ANCESTORS LIVED THERE AROUND 1840s THERE NAME WAS HODGES.I AM DOING MY FAMILY TREE AND HAVE DISCOVERED THAT THEY CAME FROM SHEPPEY.NICE TO HAVE FOUND YOUR WEBSITE.
Many thanks for compiling these great pictures. I will be contributing to a talk about architecture/planning in Leysdown in a couple of weeks time. I would be grateful if I could use 5 or 6 of your pictures as part of that.
What a great website - so many childhood memories - pics amazing.
hi trevor. i found your website by accident look at it all the time now. I come from sheerness went to rose st and then the central left 1966 never stop thinking of home live in ipswich now left the island in 67/68 but proud i come from there.keep up the good work mate. jimmy f.
I spent my summer holiday for three consecutive years, 1953-6, at Warden Bay Holiday Camp, Leysdown. Your amazing collection of postcards from that era brought back some wonderful memories.
Ive been looking for old pictures of my old middle school cheyne and saw that you had them on your website, and would love if allowed to be able to save them and put them on a disk so i can put them on my computer at home and also if i could re post them onto my facebook account, thank you for you time in reading this you can contact me at email@example.com
I found a great pic of yours of a load of pigeons in Trafalgar Square back in '76. I am the author and creator of a blog called Pigeon Blog, and would love to post it if I may. Please can you let me know if that's ok? It's a great pic.
Found your pages through a link from somewhere. Have spent several days pouring over the photos of Sheppey and have had a great time. Can you help - one of the photos (Rose St. school Pageant circa 1962) was sent to you by an old friend of mine with whom I lost contact - David Booth. Please send him my email address or send me his as it would be good to get in touch with him (last time was 1986). I will dig through my old pics over the coming weeks and send you some. Although I've lived on and off in Caerphilly since 1977 I still have family back in Sheppey. Cheers and Be Lucky
Thankyou Trevor for the massive effort you have made in helping to preserve Sheppeys pictorial history. It brought back so memories from my childhood and teenage years. The place was and always will be unique in its flora, fauna. weather patterns and of course its inhabitants.
I so wish there had been a playwright living there In the 50's and 60's, they would surely have been inspired to write a series like 'Vicar of Dibley' about the vast amounts of 'characters' that roamed Sheerness and Queenborough especially.
For many people, Sheppey has some strange magnetic force that keeps bringing them back and this year will be my 11th trip home in 36 years. Before I leave I will look through my 'nostalgia' trunk and dig out some old photos to add to your collection.
i have been lookin at your photos and love the old school ones of rose street. i cannot believe its 1970,s seems like only yesterday.
carol swann (nee Thompson)
I came across your page when searching for a photo of the Royal Fountain Hotel in West Street.I am wondering if it is still in existence.I an researching my family history and have found out my greatgrandfather owned the hotel in 1901 and I am wondering if you have any recent photos of this hotel.As I live in Australia it is difficult for me to be able to source a photo.If you can help I would love to hear from you.
I enjoyed viewing your beautiful images.
I leave comments in many peoples guest books or on their pictures.
I have no control on what anyone does. I'm not even sure where Mark Reeman's galleries are. A link to his little area would have helped.
If he has done what you say he has done, then I feel a great sympathy with his wife and daughter. But, as I say, all I did was leave a message. I don't know him or his family.
You need to take up any grievances you have with him. Only the PBase owners can remove his section from the site.
You do not know us but we thought that we'd let you know that you have been in contact with Mark Reeman in the past and that he has been imprisoned last month for child sex offences and is serving 12 years for these sick acts, the worse thing about this is that he did these acts on his own children. If you can help in closing down his gallery if this can be done then we should do everything to stop him from persueing his enjoyment as he's ruined his own family's for years and years to come.
Sorry for anyone who reads this but the more people know about this the better, please spread the word about this to anyone you know, the more people know about MARK REEMAN the better.
We've tried to leave other messages on his guest book but he has now hidden all messages until he reads them, so he is now hiding the truth from everyone, need we say more.
Please see if you can get him banned from this.
Thank you for your help on this matter,
The Kennedy Family.
Hi Trevor. You left a comment on Mark Reeman's profile some time ago. Felt you ought to know that he has recently been jailed for 12 years for child sex abuse - his own child. If there is anything you can do to have his profile removed from this site and/or other sites, I would be grateful. Thank you.
Hi trevor,I have enjoyed looking at your photos,i am a photographer myself mostly of trees and nature in general plus an ancient monument or two.I came across the photo of the Mummery & Fudger vheicle,would you mind very much if i download it and frame it for my wall ?I was born and brought up in St Mary Cray, Kent and have been living in Ireland for over 20 years now and your photos have brought back lots of great memories.Good luck.John
Your work is simply amazing.
Trevor, I found this site of yours almost by chance, it is fantastic. The happiest days of my life were when I lived on Sheppey. I am now in Ohio USA, and wouls love to visit the Island again before I get too old. I owned a house in Queenborough, and lived there for about eight years.
I will sign up when I have more time
Hi there, I am a researcher from North Carolina. I was wondering how I can get your contact details. I am interested in whether you have a high-res scan of HMS Spey, or any other HM gunboats in your collections. We recently found an M-class gunboat in Bermuda during an archaeological project and would like to find comparative images to help analyze the remains. Thanks for your help (richardsn[at]ecu.edu)
I'm trying to track a photographer from way back, 1950's late 1940's whose name I cannot read properly, it looks like "..... Mc,Walmer"
Hello Trever, I have photos of Sheppey that you may use on your website if you like.
They include, Barton's Point Battery, Ravelin Batery and The Rio Cinema.
hi trevor.i have been telling my daughter about the old town of westminster in sheerness i know there used to be houses and a shop and a pub i think, but i cant find any photos to show her. do u have any ,id be really thankfull if u could add some as she thinks im going mad.sam.x
brilliant site,enjoyed all the old photos of sheerness.
have you got any pictures of sheppey yacht club as was then known, now called isle of sheppey sailing club. also anything from 1962 when sailing boats were rescued sailing round sheppey starting at queenborough. or any pictures of the beach and seawall where sailing club is now befor it was built please. many thanks if you can help.
Many thanks for your email pointing out (My message to Cath ) thanks for that, I have re-sent the message.
I would like to say how wonderful your Web site is. I can see the amount of work you have put into it WELL DONE Truly awesome.The photos bring back happy memories.
Hi Trevor think your collection of photos is fantastic, I should be doing my course work, but looked up some stuff for Leysdown (I've had a chalet there for ten years), we are on the Harts site and I'd love to find our more of it's origins. Many friends of mine live and or visit Sheppey will be so pleased to see your collection. I can't wait to find time to look at your other work. Well done, great work, Lynne
Don't remember you, but my gran also lived at Rule Court for her last years
Ann née Arnold)
Hi, my name is Roger Clark. I used to live at Queensway 1965-70 . Great pics, brought back lotsa memories. I always go to the Island when I go back, will be down the High St this year....Xmas 2008. My Dad was born in Bluetown. My Gran used to live at Rule Court on St Georges Ave, and of course I went to Sheerness Central. Anyone remember me? I now live in Vancouver,been here since 76.
Happy Xmas, see you in the new year. Keep up the good work.
This is some awesome work..
I'm jealous of how good you are.
thanks for taking the time to view my pics. I have looked through your great collection of steam engines, I must be getting old!
Hi Trevor, fab collection of galleries!
I love your work. Thanks for sharing.
Yes I can see you have a very nice tourist gallery here. What was I thinking?
HI,just wondering if you have any photoes of detling/sellindge 2006.
hi i woneder if you can help me. You HAVE PICTURES OF WARDON BAY CAMP. Way back there was another camp nere it, you have the wardon bay camp and to the left , you had wardon point and the you should of had aother camp . that went over the cliff. do u know the name of it? do u have any pitcures?
Very beautifull photographs . May I ask if I can use some of military vehicles for an article? With mentioning the source.
Arjan van der Hoek
Looking at your photos I am amazed to see a photograph of a fairground machine taken in the Sheerness Amusement Park / Zoo in the 1950's. This photograph offers me a mine of information about a machine that I now own and am in the process of restoring.
The photo in question is taken from high above and behind the machine in question, I wonder do you have or know where I could find a photo of this machine taken from the front as I am currently unable to find any images showing the machine from the front.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Trevor I would like to use a copy of the Ship to Shore for a presentation I am giving on the wierd and wonderful uses of concrete. OK this is hard cement but close enough. Any chance of getting a good jpg to use in presentation to the NZ Concrete Society?
Best regards from NY!
Enjoyed a lot!
Hey Trevor, Thanks for stopping by my site and for the nice comments. I have not done much travel outside the US. Sites like yours give me a taste of other places I would like to see. Thanks much for the tour via your site. Take Care!
Thank you for your comment and message on the pic. Feel free to stop anytime and comment. Again thanks.
Thanks for your comments on my galleries, I have just visited the 2006 Sweeps festival in Rochester and will put the pics up shortly. I see you take shots around Kent, you must live local to me, on the border of Rainham/Gillingham, you also have taken some nice shots.
Thank you for your comment and message.
Your galleries is beautiful...what a wonderful tribute!!!
Hello Trevor! How in the devil are you old boy? I had a nice chat with your Dad just the other day,ironic that I should be told about your site soon after, I really enjoyed the bottle work pics, though some were before my time there, relly nice to see Mick amongst them, he relly looked after me on my very first shift(night) when I started in the cold end as did you Dad when my team was him, me and Jackie. would love to see more pics of this ea, Thanks David.
I WAS JUST WONDERING IF YOU WENT TO THE CHATHAM STEAM & TRANSPORT 16/17 APRIL AS I WAS UP THERE WITH MY FODEN S36 AS YOU PHOTOGRAPH IT UP DETLING STEAM & TRANSPORT 2005.
I love looking at your sheerness galleries, I have a couple of old pics of my grandad outside the back of a shop behind woodys i believe, taken around 1957. I would be happy for you to post it if you would like to.
Nice Galleries Trevor I will stop back to see some more...
I am very interested in the old pictures of Sheerness Docks and Blue Town
I am organising SeaSheppey2006 which will be based on the History of the docks So I would like to contact you about use of your interesting old images
wots the best place in sheppey?
trevor any chance of a copy of the picture sea front 1980 the one you put thats your sister on the front, i think thats me my dad and my brother in it as well, my dad died a couple of years ago
Many thanks for the visit to my galleries and your much apprecited comments.
You have some great galleries, which makes want to visit Kent, if it wasn't for the dreaded M25 we would come your way more often!
Best wishes, I look out for your 350D pics in the future!
i love u!!!!!1
I happened across your site today and couldn't believe all the wonderful pictures i found there. I was born in Sheerness in 1946...I attended Broadway Girls School...my mother was born in Bluetown and my Grandad worked in the dockyard and belonged to the Conservative Club. I can remember so many things just from looking at the pics! Thanks so much...are you from Sheerness yourself? I now live in Canada and have been here many years...but I'm still a Sheppey girl at heart lol.
The goat had a soar throat and therefore was a litte horse, hence it is horse !! boom Boom
I'll try not to delete them in future
Jess. ( Lady.D.)
Enjoyed looking at your galleries. Kent is such a wonderful place. Great images, thanks for sharing.
brill, i was born in sheerness 1956 and left in 1974 and came home through your photo page, i was a film extra in 'Ray Featherstones epic', never did get to see it, bell alley, linden drive and st georges, good times my mum took us to the beach and penny arcade every day in the school holidays. we walked to blue town barbers every other friday for a trim whatever happened to john the barber?
Hi Trevor, thanks for taking the time to view some of my work. I love the 20D and will keep it. Bought the 5D and am amazed at how wide, wide really is? Extra Mpixels makes some difference in detail but not always obvious. Both have exceptionally low noise at high ISO. Check out some of my ISO1600 shots. If I had to have one... I would probably go 20D + good glass for the saved $. Regards, Bob
Thanks for your kind comments on my Autumn colours. I enjoyed your galleries - I'm from Wales (been in Canada for the last 30 years), and your pictures make me want to return to the UK for a visit!
Trevor, I have about 60 images of new Kingsferry Crossing(sadly only from ground level) all taken with Canon Ixus &/or Olympus for my personal "fun" only. Some are duplicates, some duplicate your work, if they should be of any interest to you will happily send, No copyright retained by my other than right to reproduce if I should so wish. Unlikely !
You have a lot of very nice galleries here.
got some old slides,mainly of places of intrest.left to me by relative.if you want to look contact me ,. smithy
I saw your posting re: your Dad being brought up in Bluetown...so was my Mum I'm just wondering what the years might have been...my Mum was a Gillespie and was born in Bluetown in 1926.
Thank you for the kind comments regarding my 350D Shots, and for giving me the opportunity to look at your great galleries. I still have a lot to learn about DSLR but am slowly getting there. The only drawback is the want of better lenses and keeping the cost a secret from my other half!
The photo you mentioned is called 'House in the Clouds' it was a water Tower being fed by a Windmill, which is also still standing in a plot next door. The house is let as a holiday home, there is a web site for it.
Suffolk is wonderful for photography, so much atmosphere around the coast.
Happy Belated Birthday! (warm smile)
Great galleries you have, such variation. Particularly like the shot of Paul, Mark and Richard in the 'Candids' gallery =P Must visit Kent and Devon sometime, they look great!
Just asking if I could use one of your pictures for a short article I am writing on the history of concrete, one of the 'Ship on the shore' series. Unfortunately, I am due to complete it tomorrow, 22nd July, so if you can't get back to me by then, I will have to use someone else's. Hope you can help
Wow, you've got some great photo galleries
keep up the good work
Hi Trev, love the pics but y the ones with me and the yellow cardi lol xx
Thanks for the comments Trevor, I've recompressed all my photos and have also renamed them to help get noticed as far as searches go. You've been very helpful, and I've added you to my list of favorite Photographers.
Sorry Mgbada? You've lost me here. What does it mean?
i dey here ooooo
Hi Trevor - a wonderful collection of Island Images - I would like your permission to use the painting of Minster a view from Mill Hill. It shows(according to a contemporary map)
Tams Farm on the left and Bath Cottage on the right. My paternal GG Grandfather lived at Tams Farm and GG Grandmother lived at Bath Cottage as children so it shows how they met.
Ruth Master(nee Ingham)
I loved the pictures from Sheppey. I came to Canada in 1974 but have visited the Isle of Sheppey often but it is always great to see photo'e from "home".
dear trev iam abluetown fan born and bread in blue town its my passion ihave asmall collection of pictures would you like sue
Thank you for your comment. I have been to your galleries many times, you have a remarkable amount of wonderful images. I like the boat gallery the best.
Dear Trevor, Is it OK if I email one of your aerial photos to my cousins in Canada to show them what is happening here, it would be more graphic than words. Thanks, Ann.
Hi Trev, thanks for the kind comments on my images. Regarding the one you asked about, no I didn't take it...but you should see that particular engine, it has a tree growing right through it just like you see in the image, quite awesome it is when you think of the time it's spent there corroding it's way into the twilight of it's life. Glad you liked my pics. Malcolm
Hi Trev. I was just wondering if there are any relatives to my grandfather, John Griffiths, Photographer, still living on Sheppey. His photo's pop up in all the publications on Sheppey. His last daughter Phyllis has just died aged 92. So our branch of Griffiths's has died out. Margaret
No no - you are confusing me with Peter McKenzie! I knew your brother in the 6th form much more - but we were in Roger Pell's biology O level group, if you are the same one!
Yup! Think I might be. Email me.
Are you the Trevor Edwards I was at school with? Sheppey School 1972-77? We played a lot of chess if it IS you...
Great galleries! I really enjoyed checking out your various works. Keep 'em coming and I'll be back to check out your future photography.
Have had great time looking through all your pics and would just like to thank you for not putting any of me on there.
Thank you, thank you, thank you I have been looking for 3 weeks for a picture of Queenborough Castle for my school project and I found 2 on your site. Thanks for letting me use them for my project.
Thanks for your nice comments about my photos.
The streetlamp I had`nt discovered my self (*huh*), so I cut it of now ;-)
I was born on the island in 1967, and lived there until I was 28, your pictures bring back memories of a lot of things I had forgotten. Your efforts are appreciated.
A superb and well-assembled selection. Congratulations!
Hello Trevor, very nice pictures. You have quite a mix of both subjects and themes. I like the top ten gallery.
Seem to have lost touch over the last year, hope you are well. Could you please send me your email address, I know we are not far from each other as I would like to have a chat.
All the best for Christmas and a Happy New Year, Mike Goodes
I want to thank you for posting these pictures on the web. I was born in Sheerness in 1972 and I moved to the states when I was 3 months old. I am now 32 and have traveled to Sheerness many times to visit my Nan and Aunts. My last trip was during Christmas 2004. I will be returning in 2005. Sheerness is my home away from home and it's the place I go to to get away from it all. Your pictures help with my "home sickness" in between trips. Thanks for making these pictures available on the web.
I am fascinated by your gallery.I help to run Sheerness heritage Centre in Rose St Sheerness, which is an early 19th century cottage in which we have tried to show some of the history of Sheerness.We have lots of pictures of the bridges and wondered if you would allow me to print the pictures of the new bridge under construction.
jackie loves your site.:)
What a great site, what lovely photos, a fantastic collection, also enjoyed looking at the photos of the new bridge that is being built. I have sent the site link to ex residents of Sheppey in Australia and Germany....Will come back often..Jean
Thanks for the invitation to view your website,you have a fantastic collection of old photos of Sheppey. As an ex resident, I have really enjoyed viewing the photos.
I really like your style. nice variety of images.
Très belle gallerie avec beaucoup de variété
En fantastisk samling, mycket vackert.
hi trev just forwarding my email address (where is the car parking game ???
Thanks for your comment on my photos, and I enjoy your photos very much. Good job here
Good heavens, 23,000+ hits! How long did you have that photo on display?
Maybe someone's got link's to it to advertise a vacation spot or something.
On a more serious note, lovely photos of the English countryside. Visited your isles a couple of years back and didn't get much opportunity to see the smaller towns. Thanks for the tour.
I like the Sheerness Isle Of Sheppey Pictures and Postcards gallery, like a ride through time.
Great work. Your photography captures the best of England.
Thanks for your very nice message about my English Towns & Villages (mostly south west). I certainly would like to explore the south east especially having seen your pictures and particularly those of houses around Kent. Wonderful work. There are just so many places to visit here in this beautiful country.
Thanks 4 the message, I'm just about to browse your collection, and have added you to my favourites.
I always used to think computers were just pieces of junk but after seeing your photos of my old hometown I'm going to have to revise my position 100% Plus I am now keeping an eye on the web cam at Cheyney Rock.Thanks for the photos and I hope you add to them from time to time. Dave
Hi Trevor Edwards,
I had a good look around your site - particularly the flowers. Well done!
Have a look at my site -www.trevoredwardsgardens.com
Regards Trevor Edwards
Thank you very much for leaving me a massage on my PBase, I was beginning to wonder if anyone out there liked my photos. Well at least I have one fan now.
I had a look around your PBase and I like what I saw very much I loved the flowers and noticed that some of them I have also taken similar sots of. May be this is why we like each others photo's? As for the Devon and "Cornwall" shots you took me back to memory lane with the ones of Buckfast Abbey, Mum & Dad were always taking me there. Great Shots.
I'm quite home sick. I now live in Huntingdon and only go down to visit my family really never getting the time to re-visit these places. Sad really. I lost my Dad just before Easter so it's only Mum and my two brothers to visit now.
All the best with your photography and I will visit your site often to see what's new.
Love your shots! Esp. the beautiful nature shots and Canterbury.
Def. makes me want to go there.
Q: How far was the eagle? I've never gotten a closeup of one like that.
Thanks for visiting my gallery!
Thanks for your kind words, and encouragment. I enjoyed looking through your galleries, you have many wonderful images. I've already added you to my favourites. Keep up the good work. And thanks for giving me a few ideas on more places to visit!
hi i live on the island as well was looking for a pic of the old bridge for ages, well done getting hold of it, takes me back a long, time please e-mail me if u like Richard.
You have some NICE images your self...
Luv you too!
Get back to work..
you know thats not me trev i can spell problem
mark stevens reckons you have a problum
you are a pervert
Hi,Trevor Nice pictures of Sellindge Steam Special.We would like to use some of your pictures in the 34th programme looking forward to hearing from you thanks Pat.
you have got some very nice pictures of Kent!!! They look excellent. I am the webmaster of the University of Kent Malaysian Society. I wanted to put some pictures of Kent in our society website. I was wondering whether I could use some of the pictures you have taken of kent to put in our society website? looking forward to hear from you!!
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
only missed you in devon by 12 months,lovely stuff,i especially liked the dartmoor and coastal shots,keith
Lovely pics. Thanks.
I was born in Sheerness in 1942 and left for career purposes in 1960. I am now living in Melbourne, Australia. Your photographs brought back many memories and whilst Sheppey has changed a lot since my time (I have been back several times), it is the past that stays with me. Many thanks for helping me to keep those memories alive.
I like very much your country, and your job is absolutly fantastic to appreciate the beauties of England : old stones, green countrysides, cottages, old steam engines and so on... I have stored a lot of your photos. I hope you understand my very bad english. Thanks for sharing and sincere congratulations.
Man, i really like your candid shots ... if you're interested in hq candid - shots from greece holiday feel free to mail ... maybe we can trade :-)
thanks for you kind comments on my Tigers in Snow pictures
Er! Thanks, mr mugu. You too.
just keeep cool
hello. i was interested in the pictures of Buckland, as i am trying to trace the location of a cottage that a holidayed at over many years in the 70's during my childhood.
all i can remember is that it was detatched, but was on a private drive entered by gates, leading i think to a place of some importance, maybe a manor house or something similar.
The cottage was called ' GREY COTT'.
i have a feeling that it could have been maybe originally dwellings ( albeit substantial) for employees at the 'manor house'..?
Definately Buckland and not upper Buckland of that i'm sure.
I haven't a clue how we managed to rent it or even come across it, as i dont think that it was a 'holiday cottage' but that was done by my mother.
I have a feeling the lady who owned it had a german connection somewhere.....
Please see if you can think of anything as i would love to take my young Son to the place where i went to.
Thankyou very much - merry christmas.
re: gallery 1760706
I am surprised you like the 5 Dollar gallery judging by the quality of your own efforts, however I do accept the comment!!! CoffeeCam is limited to candids and I see you also have some on your site. The one of the guys face reacting to the girl...post a link to that on thecandidboard.com!!!!
I tried twice to get in touch, but your email address dosen't seem valid.
I'll try once more, but I don't think it'll work.......
I stumbled across your gallaries whilst looking for old pictures of the Kingsferry Bridge. I am involved in the project for the new bridge and am currently preparing a presentation to put the councilors and public on past, present and future bridges. I was wondering if you would contact me with regard to possibly using some of your pictures.
Nice shots Trev. Thanks for your kind words on my site. Keep on keeping on.
Hello Trevor, Surfed in up the beach like back in 1987 on 'Moss Rose' DR110. Great boat shots and the memories of that season as extra hand come back. All the best. Scots Jim
Nice to see some photos from home while I'm here in Oz. You've got some great shots, particularly like your boat collection.
Thanks for visiting my galleries too.
Got around to visiting your galleries. A nice diverse collections. I especially like your boat collection.
Just wandered in.
Very nice galleries.
I like the boats best and your shots of Kent have real local flavor.
Thanks for your kind comments in my guestbook. I have just ordered a Nikon 5700, having been an Olympus user for about 30 years. Your gallery helps reinforce that decision to switch.
I liked your 'Dirty Boy' picture. I resolve to turn the camera away from the machinery and onto the people more at steam gatherings:-)
It's good to see some UK location shots - this site seems to be full of pictures of the US West Coast or Hong Kong. I'll keep an eye on you.
Maurice Burke Photography
Really very nice galleries, Trevor. Thanks very much for your kind comments about "Chelsey's 2003" gallery. She is a wonderful young model with a great future ahead of her.
Trevor, I really enjoyed your pictures...you have a good eye for composition and color. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my little pbase corner. In the future, try and size down your pics to 800x600 so they're not so huge and everyone can open them and enjoy them...that's a good enough size to make out detail. You're already added to my favorites list so, I'll be checking back periodically. Take care,
I was very happy to see your pictures. Thank you ! May be can you give me some news aboot Mr Burch !
John from FRANCE
Great shots Trevor ! The town of Kent should hire you for their new publicity agent !
Lovely boat pictures Trevor, I enjoyed looking at them all ... Nice work
Hello Trevor , Thank you for commenting in my guestbook . I enjoyed your work and wish i could be in some of your beautiful shots . Lin USA
Trevor, thanks for looking by on my gallery. Wow! You did go overboard on the shots! Mind you, I also took about 90 digital images as well as the slide. Just haven't had the chance to put the digital ones on Pbase yet. (I've added a horse film shot in the Z1 gallery, btw.)
I've had another look around your galleries and particularly like "Out and About". There are some unusual as well as some familiar images here. The spider is great. I "puddle in the road" Eynsford on the way to Eagle Heights?
Nice shoot !! i use 990 too !!
very nice trev
Beautiful pictures! Thanks
Hi Trevor... nice to see you've busy with your Nikon... great shots as always!