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A new exhibition opened at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre on Thursday, 6 June.

Gillingham and beyond is a free exhibition looking a Gillingham High Street, Brompton, Gads Hill and Rainham in the 1960s. The photographs are taken from the Gillingham Borough Engineers Department, many of the areas shown were demolished during the 1960s. Take a trip down memory lane and revisit the shops in Gillingham 1960s style.

Exhibition open during normal opening hours and runs from 6 June to 6 August 2013 at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, Clock Tower Building, Strood. For more details visit:

Butchers in Cliffe with thanks to MALSC (Medway Archiives & Local Studies Centre

Shops of Medway are the subject of a new exhibition and talk at Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre.

These we have loved: Shops, stores and emporia of Medway is on from Monday, 19 November to Tuesday, 29 January.

This exhibition is reminiscence about local shops and stores, with photographs, advertisements and history of some of Medway’s best-loved stores. Featuring Leonards, Bates, Featherstones, the Lefevre stores and many others.

Window-shopping in Medway: Department stores remembered is the subject of a talk on Wednesday, 5 December at 2.30pm.

The exhibition and the talk are free. For more details and for opening times contact the archive centre on 01634 332714 or visit our website

Memories of Rochester High Street are the inspiration for a new exhibition that opened at the archive centre in June. More

Our journey into the history of the peninsula starts with the village of Allhallows. The Village, located to the east of the Hoo peninsula, sits on the Thames estuary looking over Southend-on-sea. Allhallows, now a large village populated by over 1,500 people, was once just a small hamlet. More

An acting taster session will give wannabe actors the opportunity to uncover their hidden talents. More

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