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Caption for Maidstone, Allington Lock 1898: The River Medway broadens at Maidstone, on its way to meet the Thames estuary, and the locks here were built in 1792 and mark the tidal limit of the waterway. Along this stretch of the river, the tan-sailed barges carrying cargoes of paper and timber, and the 'stumpies', or narrow boats, used to convey bricks from the kilns down river, were once a familiar sight.

Memories of Allington

I moved to 71 Hildenborough Crescent, Allington, Maidstone, Kent in 1973 aged 10 years old. In the nine years I lived there I saw many changes. Parts of Allington were still being built. There were no houses built in between the frontage of the Mid Kent shopping centre ... it was just waste land later to become Foyle (...Read full memory)

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