Gillingham, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Gillingham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Pier At Gillingham

I was born and bred in Gillingham spent most of my childhood at the pier. This all started when I was about six or seven year old. My grandfather William Smith worked as a coxswain on one of the two NAFFI boats that worked out from the Admiralty Pier. The Admiralty Pier was situated on the eastern arm of Gillingham ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by g.jones

The Bus To Bredurst

The Bredhurst bus did indeed pass the Jezreels but it was a number 38 (not 8). I was at Gillingham Grammar School from 1948 to 1955 and used regularly to catch that bus to my home in Forge Lane, Bredhust. I have vivid memories of running up Barnesole Rd ( the school was in Third Ave then) desperate not to miss the ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by Donald Rush

Sharps Green

I spent a lot of time at Sharps Green in the 1940s and early 1950s and have very fond memories of the times my friends and I spent there. I lived not far away in Grange Road and my grandmother, Emily Randall, lived at Rose Cottage, the house on the corner of Lower Rainham Road and the road down to Sharps Green. The Cuckow ...Read full memory