Memories of Gillingham


Never heard this called the Promenade

Warship Weeks Ww2

During WW2 my Grandfather Albert William Sancto (a retired dockyard cabinet maker) made a very detailed scale model of a warship but was defeated when it came to the small plane ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by hachesney

Gillingham Tech & The High Street C1960

I went to the Tech as well, in the 1960s before they moved to Pump Lane. Down from the school to the High Street, turn left and stood outside the Co-op, ...Read full memory

Canterbury Street From Paget Street Downwards

shops going down towards the high street

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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

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 ...Read full memory

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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

Gillingham Cinema

The Embassy in Green Street was formerly called the Odeon. Other cinemas in Gillingham at that time were the Plaza in Duncan Road (on the site of what is now Aldi's) and the Grand ...Read full memory

My Short Life In Gillingham Kent

I was born in a naval nursing home called "Canada House" on the 18th November 1954. I was the first child and boy - I was spoilt. I went to school at Byron Road ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by Frances Fagg

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 - ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by hachesney

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