Gillingham, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Milk Deliveries By Handcart

I spent the first ten years of my life living in Osborne Road and Stevens Dairy was at the end of the road. Mr Stevens used to deliver milk on a three wheeled handcart - customers would take out a jug and he would ladle the milk from a big churn. The orchard and dairy was used as a short cut by anyone wanting to ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by hachesney

Happy Days

I lived in Copenhagen Road from 1955 when I was 8 I went to Napier Road School and then Upbury Manor. My best friend was Dorothy Pout. Hard to believe that was 59 years ago. We had great fun down the Strand. On the Lines, being able to play football and cricket in the street - can't do that now. I haven't been back for years. Can remember ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by June Boiling