Old Maps of Gravesend

Historic Maps of Gravesend and the local area.

I arrived in Gravesend in mid 1947 as advance party to re-open "Milton Barracks". Our first night out was a walk around King St to see what we could find. It didn't take us long to find the pubs in Gravesend or to find the Prom.  We spent a lot of time on the Prom watching the boats and the birds. That's how I met a girl (...Read full memory)

It is believed that this was a training college for Church of England vicars and then it was subsequently used as an orphanage run by the Catholic Rescue Society and staffed by the Sisters of Chariry, a French order of nuns. During the years of the Second World War the whole school was evacuated down to Devon and the (...Read full memory)