Speaker: Adam Taylor
This talk is in collaboration with the Friends of Medway Archives (FOMA).
At the first of our Medway Archives Centre (MAC) spring series of lectures, you can:
- explore and find out who lived on the once inhabited islands of the Medway Estuary
- hear how a World War 1 German submarine ended up where it is now
- discover how the twin forts of Hoo and Darnet were built
- hear the story of the pub which stood on an island in the middle of the Estuary
- find out where samphire grows.
He will also take a close look at some of the flora and fauna of this huge, beautiful wilderness that is the Medway Estuary.
Adam’s presentation draws on many sources, such as:
- census records
- Victorian technical plans
- personal experience
- several trips to the National Archives.
This talk gives you a chance to learn about the Medway islands without getting your feet wet.
About the speaker
Adam is a keen canoeist with 15 years experience of paddling a 14 foot Canadian canoe.
He has canoed in many places including:
- the backcountry of Ontario
- the lakes of Finland
- beautiful places here in the UK.
The islands and marshes of the Medway Estuary are where his heart is.
The MAC spring lecture series
This is one of 6 talks in the MAC spring lecture series.
Each talk costs £4 per ticket or you can book a space to all 6 talks for £20.
To book, visit the Medway Archives Centre events page.