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Medway local history and archives


Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre is the place to visit for anyone researching the history, geography and people of Medway. We cover Rochester, Strood, Chatham, Gillingham, Rainham and surrounding villages and communities, including the Isle of Grain.

Due to the imminent move of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre to new premises in Spring 2017 we are unable to consider any potential donations at this time. If you are considering making a donation, please e-mail malsc@medway.gov.uk (for the attention of the archivist/librarian) from July 2017 and we will advise on procedure.


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