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Whitstable 60's Scenes

Following on from the Radio City at Knock John feature, former Whitstable man Jerry shares some of his images of his former home town

Whitstable Harbour from Neptune Beach

1. Whitstable Harbour, Oyster Building & Anderson, Rigden & Perkins Boat Yard from the Neptune Beach undated but around (1965)

Audrey's Hairdressing

2. Audrey's Hairdressers (1966)

Still trading since from the same premises at 76 Oxford Street, Whitstable, CT5 1DA 01227 273 855

Duke of Cumberland Hotel

3. The Duke of Cumberland Hotel (1966)

Slipway by Old Neptune The Old Neptune

4. Slipway seawall by the Old Neptune undated but around (1968) 5. The Old Neptune Pub (1968)

The Old Neptune alternative

6. The Old Neptune Pub, alternative impression (1968)

Slipway from Old Neptune alternative

7. Slipway seawall by the Old Neptune, alternative impression, undated but around (1968)

Stocks of Whitstable

8. Stocks original premises in Harbour Street (1965)

Jerry's first signwriting commission in Whitstable, after completing his apprenticeship in 1965

'Richard Stocks' aka 'Stocks of Whitstable'; a brief history

The business 'Stocks of Whitstable' is today owned by Mike Marsh's family & previously traded as Richard Stocks

This information from Mike: I am absolutely amazed that no one has ever mentioned this to me in the past! I have been told that Mr Dudley Chaffey the original owner opened his Builder Supplies & Kitchen Furniture Shop in Cromwell Road in 1961. It had previously been Weatherly's the Bakers. Dudley had a daughter who married an American called Richard Stock & that's where the name of the shop came from

We have a store room at the back of the shop in Cromwell Road that was called the Joiners Shop & it was here that the whitewood kitchen furniture was made & assembled. It appears that Mr Chaffey opened a second & smaller store in Harbour Street, but I wouldn't think it lasted too long as no one seems to remember it

In 1979 at the tender age of 17 I began working in the shop, my family managed to purchase the business & site in 2002. Our son Steve joined us in 2004 when he was 16. Our older son James is a photographer

Flory & Black James Marsh

9. Flory & Black - 19/12/13 10. James Marsh - 19/12/13

It's a strange coincidence but he opened his shop in the old Harbour Street 'Stocks' with his wife Rosie now called 'Flory & Black' in 2013 where he sell his own photographs, artworks & trinkets

See 'Flory & Black' & other shops open in the Red Sands Radio feature Late Night Christmas Shopping in Whitstable 2013

My wife Tracey soon followed, when she purchased the established business 'What's up Cupcake' also in Harbour Street, where she works with our future daughter in law, Steve's fiance Victoria

Tracey Marsh & Ena Jeong

11. Tracey Marsh with supermodel Ena Jeong (Whitstable Times Thursday 6th March 2014)

Ena with a South Korean TV crew filmed Tracey's shop on Tuesday 4th March 2014 for a travel show about Whitstable

'Stocks of Whitstable', are at 114-118 Cromwell Road, Whitstable, CT5 1NH

01227 273 066

Jerry Pitcher contact details

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