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Medway Archives Centre
Medway Archives Centre is the place to visit for
anyone researching their family history, or the history,
geography and people of Medway, or who would like to know more
about the writer Charles Dickens. 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 Centre to new
premises we are unable to consider any potential donations at
this time. If you are considering making a donation, please e-mail
the attention of the archivist/librarian) and we will be able
to advise on the procedure.
The current Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre closed
on Friday, 3 March 2017 to relocate to our new site at 32
Bryant Road, Strood, where we will be opening again for
service in the coming weeks.
During this closure, electoral registers can be viewed
at Gun Wharf. Please contact the Electoral Services Team on 01634
332030 to arrange an appointment.
Search our online collections - our oldest records date from 604
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