Links to Other Sites
Below are some links to other sites covering Medway and Kent. If you have a site you'd like added, just drop me an e-mail with the addresses, and I'll have a look at it.
Please note that these are links to sites which are nothing to do with me, so don't try holding me responsible for any content you may find offensive, incorrect, or which you just don't like.
If you're trying to trace relatives or ancestors in the area, try our Family History Resources page.
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Other Medway Sites - People and Places
Chatham Dockyard Historical Society
Dedicated to upholding the memory of Chatham Dockyard's contribution to serving the Royal Navy over four centuries.
Chatham Historical Society
Formed in 1950, the objects of the society are to "bring together all those who are interested in the history and the archaeology of the Medway Towns and the immediate surrounding area".
City of Rochester Society
The society helps to improve the environment and quality of life for Rochester's residents and visitors. They also publish books and leaflets for visitors.
David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
David Perdue is a big fan of Charles Dickens, and it shows in this excellent site. Pretty much everything you could ever want to know about Charles Dickens' life and works are covered.
The Dockyard Railway
Photos and details of the railway in Chatham Historic Dockyard, which is looked after and operated by The North Kent Industrial Locomotive Society.
Friends of Berengrave
Berengrave Local Nature Reserve is on the Lower Rainham Road (the Saxon Shore Way) near Lower Rainham. It used to be a chalk quarry, providing raw materials to the nearby cement factory.
This website describes the reserve, the hard work put in by all of the volunteers, and the wildlife you can find there.
Friends of Great Lines Heritage Park
Since The Great Lines was turned into a Heritage Park, this community group's purpose is to "preserve and promote the Great Lines Heritage Park (GLHP) as a valued and protected open space for the enjoyment and well-being of local residents and visitors".
A very interesting site on castles and cathedrals (with plenty of photos), designed by Paul Hillman. Although it's still under construction there are already sections on Rochester Castle and Cathedral, among others.
This isn't strictly a Medway site, but I've put it in here as the first two entries in his index are about Rochester.
Rainham is a recent addition to the Medway Towns, being transferred from Sittingbourne to Gillingham early in the 20th century. This site tells you more about the town and its history, and has plenty of photographs of the way it used to be.
Frindsbury Extra Parish Council
The Parish of Frindsbury Extra includes the villages of Upnor and Wainscott, and some other outlying settlements. It also includes the Medway City Estate.
Kent Town and Village Sites
The Faversham Web Site
The official online guide and reference to Faversham and the surrounding area. A very useful site with lots of information.
History and Information about the town of Sandwich, Kent.
Walmer is only six miles away from Dover, and is reputedly where Julius Caesar and his legions landed in 55BC. Walmer Castle was built by Henry VIII, and has been the official residence of Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports since the 18th Century. The Duke of Wellington lived in Walmer for 23 years.
Higham Village History Group
Higham lies outside Strood, on the A226 between the Medway Towns and Gravesend. It's not just the place where Charles Dickens died - there's much more to it, as this well designed site reveals.
Higham Parish Council
The Parish of Higham is part of Gravesham Borough. As well as a lot of countryside, the parish includes the three villages of Higham Upshire, Lower Higham and Three Crutches, as well as the small hamlet of Church Street and several great houses
Other Kent Sites
Sheppey Sea Cadet Corps
The Sea Cadet Corps is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation for young people between the ages of ten and eighteen, based at Barton's Point on the Isle of Sheppey.
They were also kind enough to provide me with the coordinates of a number of shipwrecks in the Medway Estuary for this site.
Kent Underground Research Group
Research and Study of Underground Features in the Counties of Kent and East Sussex.
Everything you could ever want to know about the history of Kent's railways - see the Rochester goods depot before it turned into a building site , and the Strood harbour and shunting yards before they turned into a housing estate. The index covers almost every station and goods yard in the area - if trains interest you, this will keep you occupied for hours!
A very interesting site full of explorations of disused bunkers, forts and tunnels in Kent.
This rapidly expanding web site covers all sorts of interesting parts of Sheppey, including the Minster Workhouse, Sheerness Dockyard, Queenborough Castle and Garrison Point Fort.
Kent History Forum
Originally part of the Sheppey Website, this forum has plenty of discussions about the history of Kent. It'll keep you occupied for hours!
Kent Archaeological Society
The official web site of the Kent Archaeological Society. I've added links to their Monument Inscription (MI) pages for several churchyards on this site.
Other Interesting Sites Outside Kent
Hundreds of regularly updated photographs of the less attractive, but no less interesting, parts of London.
There are photos of derelict pubs, cafes, railways, hospitals and waterways amongst others. I've spent hours browsing here myself!
Here are some links to sites providing free software for web development, all of which I've used to create this site.
Free web stats and hit counter with lots of excellent extras.
Articles about software development - one of my other sites that includes my account of updating this site to HTML5.