Memories of Gillingham

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by June Boiling

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 ...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

A memory of Gillingham

Picnics And Butterflies

Our parents used to take us for picnics on the Banks. In those days we had nets and used to be allowed to catch the butterflies and identify them. My father taught us the ...Read full memory

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

Odeon Pictures

After the war I used to go to the Salvation Army flicks, almost next to the Odeon. They were free on sat ams I believe. I lived at 191 Gillingham Road till 1955,then went to Canada. ...Read full memory

Jezerels Tower

If Ben went past the Jezerels on his way home from the Tech School he must have been on a no 8 bus and not on his usual 45. The No 8 went up Canterbury St to the Top Rd and then up ...Read full memory

A memory of Gillingham by Diane Youens

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

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

Boyhood Cycling Rides

I have clear memories of cycling along the path which followed the river towards Sharps Green and even on one occasion camping in the promontory. The photograph entitled ...Read full memory

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