Gillingham, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Childhood Days

I vaguely remember the bad winter when snow was still laying in June, black snow where people had thrown ash onto paths and roads. There were holes cut into the banks of snow so people could cross the roads. Then in the early ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham

I'd Like To Find Out.

1932. I was born at Canada house, 10th March, I was put in an Royal Naval Orphanage 1936, now Penbroke House Gillingham and went to school at Barnsole Road I think. And then I went to Forge Lane Junior school in 1939/40.Anyone out there who has any connections like to hear.

A memory of Gillingham

Gillingham Tech

I lived in Wigmore - the prefabs - and after passing the 11+ went to the Tech. I believe this was once Rochester Tech but had now started up in Gardener Street. We were the first year to attend in Gillingham and it was also ...Read full memory