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Gillingham, Kent
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

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

Gillingham In The Forties

I lived in Medway Road from 1934-1956. I also remember the doodle bugs (as did Gordon Savage, I remember him), the dockyard heavy guns, and school. I was due to start school on the day war started and finally went to Richmond Road Infants two years later. All the teachers were evacuated with the local area ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by Joan Lemar

Sharps Green

We had some great times in the summer hollidays. A crowd of us would get on our bikes go along to the Strand and then along the sea wall to sharps Green. We passed a boat yard, but I don't remember the name. We were gone all day. We played "bike scrambling" up and down the mounds, the boys were always better at it than us ...Read full memory