Memories of Gillingham

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 ...Read full memory

Co Op Shoe Shop Gillingham High Street

My first job when I left school in 1961 was at the Co-op shoe shop. I worked in the men's dept, and on my first day I had to open every box of shoes, dust ...Read full memory

Canterbury Street From Paget Street Downwards

shops going down towards the high street

A memory of Gillingham


I worked here and the manager was Mr Tremaine, good times then. The boy who worked the lights was Len Bowgen who lived at The Brook, Chatham but emigrated to America. I used to sell ice creams in the interval.

A memory of Gillingham


We moved to Lyminge Close, Twydall in 1960 from our wartime built pre-fab in Wigmore when I was 15 months old. Pictured are the 'modern' post war shops but there was also an older red-brick ...Read full memory

The Miniture Steam Railway Gillingham

My father would bring me here to the steam railway as we would go into Gillingham and Chatham to shop. I was not more then five at the time I have a picture of me at the start of the run. The time was 1956.

A memory of Gillingham by bootneck


I was born in Canada House, in 1944. My mum's family (brothers and dad) were in the Navy and my Dad was in the Army. I drove by Canada House during a visit to England in 2010, to see what ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by Mary Chute


Never heard this called the Promenade

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 ...Read full memory

Royal Naval Orphange.

This is rather a long shot but did anyone on here stay at the Orphanage about 1930/35? I have just found out that is where my mother worked and would love to find anything about her time there. Her name then was Margaret Lillian Ramshaw. Many thanks.

A memory of Gillingham by Sandra Wye

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